Macrolepiota konradii

Status:

Occasional, more records from the south.

Cap:

8-13cm

Stem:

9-15cm

Macrolepiota konradii

Large and scaly.

Named after Paul Konrad.

Description

A distinctive 'Parasol' where the centre of the cap usually breaks up in to a dark cog-wheel like shape on a light cream/brown background. Possibly under-recorded or mis-identified as The Parasol (Macrolepiota procera) so may be more common than the records suggest. 

Smell

Not distinctive, but pleasant.

Season

Late summer to autumn. 

Habitat & Distribution

Pasture, open woodlands, heathland and occasionally sand dunes. 

Edibility

Edible, very similar in taste and texture to The Parasol (Macrolepiota procera). 

Confusion Species

Similar to other 'Parasols', the way the centre of the cap breaks up in to a 'cog-wheel', the lack of a shaggy texture and no real colour change when the flesh is exposed should make it straight forward to identify.

Spores 

12-17 x 7.5-9.5µ, ellipsoid with germ pore.

Spore Print Colour

White.

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