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Parasol Mushroom - Macrolepiota procera Macrolepiota procera (Lepiotaceae) is one of the more distinctive members of its family. Defining features include the little bump in the center of the mature cap; the brownish scales; the slender (not swollen) stem that is covered with small brownish scales; and the distinctive, double-edged ring, which slides freely up and down the stem. This edible b...

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King Bolete - Boletus pinophilus With a complex taxonomy, and sometimes considered a subspecies of Boletus edulis, Boletus pinophilus (Boletaceae) is a species of edible bolete known for its pleasant smell and taste. It forms mycorrhizal relationships with pines (Pinus), fir (Abies), and spruce (Picea), and can be found in coniferous or mixed forests in Europe an America. References: [1] - [...

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Parasol Mushroom - Macrolepiota procera Found in most parts of mainland Europe and in the US, the Parasol mushrooms, Macrolepiota procera (Agaricaceae), are common in woodland clearings and in grassy areas next to woodland, growing alone or in small scattered groups. This species is considered a good edible mushroom with exceptionally fine flavor. However, you should not collect and eat mush...

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