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Macrolepiota Praeclara

   (Family: Amanitaceae)
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Edibility: EDIT Edible
Size: 10 - 100 mm
white to lemony cream.
Spore bearing structure:   Gills
Spore colour:
Smell / taste: Cap not discernible stem soapy
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
Conical, later convex loosely floccose margin overhanging and shaggy, white with lemony tinges.
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: convex
Gill attachment: free
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: crowded
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Gills free deep and crowded cream in younger specimens butter coloured when older.
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: equal
Stem base: bulbous
  Stem info: EDIT
  11-13 cm long white to lemony cream, floccose and powdery near apex and bulbous base.
Habitat: Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides
Habitat info: EDIT
Grows in rings on grassland near woods.
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  • 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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