|Macrolepiota excoriata||Agaricaceae||A Parasol|
Macrolepiota excoriata, a Parasol. As you cross the Common collecting your Parasols for tea, you may notice that some are slightly different. This species does not have such large obvious scales as the Smooth Parasol. The markings spread out from the centre of the cap but are much flatter and paler brown. It is not quite as large as the latter species, cap 10-15cm, and stipe up to 20cm. The stipe is pale, with a ring, but no noticeable markings. It is found in the same places as the Smooth Parasol, and is quite common in Guernsey, although most books describe it as rare. It is edible and good.
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