Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Basidiomycota
Subdivisio: Agaricomycotina
Classis: Agaricomycetes
Subclassis: Agaricomycetidae
Ordo: Agaricales
Subordo: Agaricineae

Familia: Agaricaceae
Genus: Macrolepiota
Section: M. sect. Macrolepiota – M. sect. Macrosporae – M. sect. Volvatae

Species (incertae sedis): M. africana – M. albida – M. albuminosa – M. ampliospora – M. bonaerensis – M. brasiliensis – M. brunnescens – M. campestris – M. citrinascens – M. crustosa – M. fornica – M. fuligineosquarrosa – M. imbricata – M. kerandi – M. mallea – M. odorata – M. olivascens – M. prominens – M. rhacodes – M. rubescens – M. stercoraria – M. venenata – M. zeyheri

Macrolepiota Singer, 1948

Type species: Macrolepiota procera (Scop.) Singer, 1948

Lepiotella Rick, Lilloa 2: 251 (1938)

Primary references

Singer, R. 1948. New and interesting species of Basidiomycetes. II. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Sciences. 32:103-150


Index Fungorum: IF 18007
MycoBank: MB 18007

Vernacular names
čeština: bedla
հայերեն: Հովանոցասունկ
русский: Гриб-зонтик
中文: 大环柄菇属

Macrolepiota is a genus of white spored, gilled mushrooms of the family Agaricaceae. The best-known member is the parasol mushroom (M. procera). The widespread genus contains about 40 species.


Macrolepiota was circumscribed by Rolf Singer in 1948, with Macrolepiota procera as the type species.[5]

DNA studies have split this genus into three clades. The macrolepiota clade includes M. procera, M. clelandii, M. dolichaula and closely related species. The macrosporae clade includes species such as M. mastoidea, M. konradii, and M. orientiexcoriata, while the volvatae clade includes M. velosa and M. eucharis.[6][7]

Macrolepiota procera, the parasol mushroom, is a well-known and highly esteemed edible species in much of Europe.[8] Macrolepiota albuminosa is eaten in Chinese cuisine, where it is called jīzōng (鸡枞; literally "chicken fir tree").

As of October 2015, Index Fungorum accepts 42 species of Macrolepiota:[9]

Macrolepiota africana (R.Heim) Heinem. 1969 – Cameroon
Macrolepiota albida Heinem. 1969
Macrolepiota albuminosa (Berk.) Pegler 1972
Macrolepiota ampliospora Sosin 1960
Macrolepiota bonaerensis (Speg.) Singer 1951 – São Paulo
Macrolepiota brasiliensis (Rick) Raithelh. 1988
Macrolepiota brunnescens Vellinga 2003
Macrolepiota campestris Lebedeva ex Samgina 1983
Macrolepiota citrinascens Vasas 1990
Macrolepiota clelandii Grgur. 1997 – Australasia
Macrolepiota colombiana Franco-Mol. 1999
Macrolepiota crustosa L.P. Shao & C.T. Xiang 1980 – China[10]
Macrolepiota detersa Z.W.Ge, Zhu L.Yang & Vellinga 2010 – China[7]
Macrolepiota dolichaula (Berk. & Broome) Pegler & R.W.Rayner 1969
Macrolepiota eucharis Vellinga & Halling 2003 – Australia[11]
Macrolepiota excoriata (Schaeff.) Wasser 1978
Macrolepiota fornica Raithelh. 1988
Macrolepiota fuligineosquarrosa Malençon 1979 – Morocco[12]
Macrolepiota fuliginosa (Barla) Bon 1977 – Great Britain
Macrolepiota gasteroidea T.Lebel 2011 – Australia[13]
Macrolepiota gracilenta (Krombh.) Wasser 1978
Macrolepiota imbricata (Henn.) Pegler 1966
Macrolepiota kerandi (Speg.) Singer 1951
Macrolepiota konradii (Huijsman ex P.D.Orton) M.M.Moser 1967
Macrolepiota mallea (Berk.) Manjula 1983
Macrolepiota mastoidea (Fr.) Singer 1951 – Europe, Australia
Macrolepiota odorata Heinem. 1969
Macrolepiota orientiexcoriata Z.W.Ge, Zhu L.Yang & Vellinga 2010 – China[7]
Macrolepiota permixta (Barla) Pacioni 1979 – Great Britain
Macrolepiota phaeodisca Bellù 1984 – Spain
Macrolepiota procera (Scop.) Singer 1948 – Europe
Macrolepiota prominens (Sacc.) M.M.Moser 1967
Macrolepiota psammophila Guinb. 1996
Macrolepiota pulchella de Meijer & Vellinga 2003
Macrolepiota rubescens (L.M.Dufour) Pázmány 1985
Macrolepiota stercoraria (Rick) Raithelh. 1988
Macrolepiota subcitrophylla Z.W.Ge 2012 – China[14]
Macrolepiota turbinata T.Lebel 2011 – Australia[13]
Macrolepiota velosa Vellinga & Zhu L.Yang 2003 – China[15]
Macrolepiota vinaceofibrillosa T.Lebel 2011 – Australia[13]
Macrolepiota zeyheri (Berk. & Singer) Heinem. 1962

See also

List of Agaricaceae genera
List of Agaricales genera


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Parasol Mushroom - Private mushroom record of Józef Bossowski
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