2 (also parasol mushroom) A widely distributed large mushroom with a broad scaly greyish-brown cap and a tall, slender stalk.
- Genus Lepiota, family Lepiotaceae, class Hymenomycetes: numerous species, especially the edible L. procera
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- The day of the election I picked and ate a delicious parasol mushroom - three months early.
- Some small species of parasol mushroom are reputedly harmful, so it is best not to gather any which measure less than 8 cm across the cap unless they have been positively identified.
- Scotland produces all sorts of edible wild mushrooms - parasols, horse mushrooms, field mushrooms and wood blewits to name but a few - but you must be sure of what they are before eating them or you could end up in hospital or worse.