Occasional, more records from the south.
Large and scaly.
Named after Paul Konrad.
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.
Not distinctive, but pleasant.
Late summer to autumn.
Habitat & Distribution
Pasture, open woodlands, heathland and occasionally sand dunes.
Edible, very similar in taste and texture to The Parasol (Macrolepiota procera).
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.
12-17 x 7.5-9.5µ, ellipsoid with germ pore.
Spore Print Colour