Macrolepiota procera or Lepiota procera - The parasol mushroom - is a basidiomycete fungus with a large, prominent fruiting body resembling a parasol. It is a fairly common species on well-drained soils. It is found solitary or in groups and fairy rings in pastures and occasionally in woodland. A very popular fungus in a temperate climate. The height and cap diameter of a mature specimen may both reach 40 cm. t has a pleasant nutty smell. When sliced, the white flesh may turn a pale pink. A very tasty edible mushroom.