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botanical name:
Macrolepiota rhacodes
Macrolepiota rhacodes © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Shaggy Parasol
synonyms:  Lepiota rhacodes, Chlorophyllum rhacodes
family:  Lepiotaceae
characteristics: fungus
height: 0.20m
width: 0.20m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour:
flower colour:
fruit colour: buff
stem/bark: buff
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Large fungus with a distinctive scaly brownish cap. Creamy white gills and a pinkish brown tinged, whitish stem which is bulbous at the base, The flesh is white, but becomes orangey or pinkish when cut. Spores are white.

cultivation:
Grows in humus rich soil and leaf-mould, feeding on the decaying organic matter.

usage:
Edible when cooked, but can cause a serious allergic reaction in some people.

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