Agrocybe parasitica

This is a large toadstool - I have seen them with caps greater than a handspan in diameter. They always appear in groups on the trunks of both natives and introduced species. I have seen them growing 10 - 15m up trunks of poplars on an orchard. They are easy to identify because of the dark brown "skirt" on the stalk. This was originally a membrane which covered the gills before the cap was fully opened. These are edible.

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Agrocybeparasitica
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Agrocybe praecox

An introduced fungus, found under exotic trees.