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Scientific name: Macrolepiota puellaris (Fr.) Moser
Synonyms: Lepiota rhacodes var. puellaris - Lepiota nympharum - Lepiota puellaris
Hat: 4-8 cm, first ovoid then open with an umbrella, white or ocher, then brownish with a surface that breaks into small, darker flaky scales at the tip.
Gills: free and wide, first white then slightly pinkish (slightly brownish to the touch).
Stem: 7-13 x 0.7-2 cm, brownish which tends to become darker, smoother and slender, bulbous at the base. White and mobile ring.
Meat: white, pink at the edge of the stem, light root odor and pleasant taste.
Macrolepiota puellaris (photo Igor Hlavatý www.nahuby.sk)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophytic mushroom.
Especially in coniferous woods but also in meadows, late summer.
Good edible. Similar to Lepiota procera is Lepiota rachodes.