Shaggy Parasol - Chlorophyllum rhacodes

Alternative names
Macrolepiota rhacodes
Description

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.

Identification difficulty
ID guidance
  • large scaly cap to 15cm
  • stem with floppy ring
  • stem without patterning
  • flesh bruises red
Habitat

Shady places such as woods and hedgerows.

When to see it

Autumn

UK Status

Fairly common in Britain

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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