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Macrolepiota Zeyheri

   (Family: Lepiotaceae)
   
Common name: White Parasol EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Edible
Size: 100 - 250 mm
Colour:
Whitish buff or creamy cap
Spore bearing structure:   Gills
Spore colour:
white to cream
Medicinal:  
Smell / taste: Pleasant and mildly mushroomy smell - Edible and tasty.
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
At first globose then umbrella-shaped, flattening sometimes depressed around the clay brown umbo. white or cream with fluffy cream or brown concentric scales giving a shaggy appearance peals to the centre. Margin fairly even but shaggy.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: umbonate
Pileus (Cap) decorations: scales
Gill attachment: free
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: crowded
 
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  White when young darkening to cream pinkish buff and tawny.
 
 
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: tapering to apex
Stem base: bulbous
Annulus: pendant
 
  Stem info: EDIT
  10-30 cm long.
 
 
Habitat: Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides
Habitat info: EDIT
Groups under trees, in open pastures and along the roadside.
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References

 
  • H Levin, M Branch, S Rappoport,D Mitchell (1985), Mushrooms of South Africa, Struik  
  • Margo Branch, (2001), First field guide to mushrooms of Southern Africa, Struik  
 
 

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