Macrolepiota procera

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04 August 2023

Found under an old oak surrounded by grassland.

These, initially found in a cluster of three, were spread about under an old oak in the middle of a grazed grassland.

They had white, furry caps covered in dark brown scales, growing denser at the conical apex.

The stems were also white, though covered in a dark brown snake-skin like pattern distinctive of Macrolepiota procera.

Some were yellower in colour, with more sepia-coloured scales.

In some, the snakeskin pattern came so dense above the double-layered, sometimes loose and raggedy, annulus that none of the stem itself could be seen.

On those more dried out, the stem became fibrous and darkly orange-brown.

The gills were white, cream or sepia.