TQ2072 : Parasol mushrooms (Macrolepiota procera), Lawn Plantation (2)

taken 4 years ago, near to Roehampton, Wandsworth, Great Britain

Parasol mushrooms (Macrolepiota procera), Lawn Plantation (2)
Parasol mushrooms (Macrolepiota procera), Lawn Plantation (2)
The parasol was easily the most abundant mushroom species in the Park in September 2013 - and even more conspicuous than it generally is at this season. It is very much a grassland species, but is here seen growing within Lawn Plantation - an unfenced woodland grazed by deer, so that the typical woodland understorey gets no chance to develop.

The specimens seen here are each about 15cm in diameter - pretty typical for fully developed parasols. The species is certainly good to eat, but Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve, and picking is prohibited by Park bye-laws.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Grassland  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2029 7267 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.4157N 0:16.2406W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2029 7267
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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