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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Macrolepiota procera (Scop.) Singer, 1948

Macrolepiota procera – Parasol

Synonyms: Agaricus annulatus, Agaricus antiquatus, Agaricus colubrinus, Agaricus concentricus, Agaricus procerus, Agaricus squamosus, Amanita procera, Lepiota procera, Lepiotophyllum procerum, Leucocoprinus procerus, Macrolepiota olivascens, Mastocephalus procerus.

Common name: parasol.

Russian names: Zontik piostryy, Zontik, Zontik bolshoy, Zontik vysokiy, Makrolepiota protsera, Grib-zontik bolshoy, Grib-zontik piostryy, Grib-zontik vysokiy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: The parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera or Lepiota procera) is a basidiomycete fungus with a large, prominent fruiting body resembling a parasol. It is a fairly common species on well-drained soils. It is found solitary or in groups and fairy rings in pastures and occasionally in woodland. Globally, it is widespread in temperate regions.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Parasol mushroom (<B>Macrolepiota procera</B>) on display on mushroom exhibition in Botanic Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-20.htm">September 20, 2013</A>
LinkParasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera) on display on mushroom exhibition in Botanic Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 20, 2013
Parasol mushroom <B>Macrolepiota procera</B> in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-28.htm">August 28, 2016</A>
LinkParasol mushroom Macrolepiota procera in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 28, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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