Shaggy Parasol - Chlorophyllum rhacodes

Alt Name
Macrolepiota rhacodes

Cap to 15 cm diameter with slightly reflexed scales on a fibrous background, which give it a shaggy, torn appearance. Stem slightly swollen towards the base, pinkish white, unpatterned. There is a large soft ring which can often be moved up and down the stem. Flesh turning red when cut, gills bruise reddish.

Photo ID?

Shady places such as woods and hedgerows.

When to see it


UK Status

Fairly common in Britain

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map