Shaggy Parasol - Chlorophyllum rhacodes

    Alternative names
    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.

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

    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.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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