Toadstool on a Stump
Friday, 10th October 2003
Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary
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thought that this fungus, growing by the old Lawson's Cypress stump
in a shady corner of the lawn, by the shed, was one of the parasols,
either a Lepiota or Macrolepiota but it lacks
a ring around the stem so it can't be.
Another clue is that parasol
mushrooms grow in the soil, never from tree stumps or roots as this
I'd better do a more detailed
drawing before deciding to turn these into soup or to put one or
two in an omelette!
The caps are about 8 cm, 3 inches,
across. The scaly stems are hollow.
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