Macrolepiota procera (Scop.) Singer

First published in Pap. Mich. Acad. Sci., 32: 141 (1948)
This species is accepted
This species is found in Europe, India, South America, North America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate. It is used to treat digestive system disorders, other medicinal disorders and fever, has social uses and for food.

Descriptions

Morphology
Solitary. Gregarious. Pileus: 5–25 cm diam., oval to convex to broadly convex, with a dark central umbo; surface dry, at first glabrous and brownish, becoming scaly, brown scales, background whitish and later grayish or brownish. Context: white, sometimes tinged reddish, soft. Hymenophore: lamellate, free, white when young, sometimes discoloring to pinkish or tan in maturity, close. Stipe: 14–2 cm long, slender, slightly subbulbose, pale at the base, rimose with small brown scales toward base. Annulus: double-edged, detaching, moveable. Odor-Taste: not distinctive. Spore print: white. Spores: broadly ellipsoid, smooth, dextrinoid, with a small pore.
Conservation
Species proposed. Notes: A widespread species. If there is no evidence of rapid declines globally, this species will likely qualify as Least Concern.
Habit
Solitary. Gregarious.
Distribution
Global distribution. Altitude: 1800 – 3000 m a.s.l. Colombian departments: Cundinamarca.
Ecology
Saprotroph. - Soil saprotroph. Habitat/ecology: in woods or at the edges of woods, or in pastures, on trails, and in other disturbed-ground areas.
[CFC]

Uses

Use Food Mushrooms
Part used: Basidiome. This edible species is used commercially in Europe, Asia and Africa. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category. Part used: Basidiome. In Mexico is reported as edible. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category.
Use Medicines Digestive System Disorders
Part used: Basidiome. In Mexico is reported as medicinal to treat gastro-intestinal disorders and stomachache headache. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category.
Use Medicines Fever
Part used: Basidiome. In Mexico is reported as febrifuge. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category.
Use Medicines Other Medicinal Disorders
Part used: Basidiome. In Mexico is reported as medicinal to treat lung pain, for lack of appetite and dizziness. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category.
Use Social
Energy cleansing and purifying. Part used: Basidiome. In Mexico is reported as medicinal to cleanse the body. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category.
[CFC]

Sources

  • Catalogue of Fungi of Colombia

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