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).
12-17 x 7.5-9.5µ, ellipsoid with germ pore.
Spore Print Colour
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.