Grows on the ground Mushrooms identifications

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Total mushrooms fount: 1094

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Agaricus langei (M?ller) M?ller syn. Psalliota langei M?ller Grosser Waldegerling Hegyi csiperke Scaly Wood Mushroom Cap 4?12cm across, convex, densely covered in fine rust brown fibrous scales. Stem 30?120 x 15?30mm, whitish with pink tinge and slightly mealy beneath the white pendulous ring. Flesh white gradually becoming bright red on cutting. Taste and smell pleasant and mushroomy. Gills pale fawny-pink at first becoming darker with age. Cheilocysitidia numerous, thin-walled, tufted, ovate to broadly-clavate, hyaline or brownish, 20?50 x 10?30?. Spore print purple-brown. Spores elliptic, 7?9 x 3.5?5?. Habitat in coniferous or mixed woods. Season late summer to autumn. Occasional. Edible ? good. Found In Europe.
Edible
Agaricus excellens (M?ller) M?ller syn. Psalliota excellens M?ller Seidenweisser Egerling Cap 10?15cm across, convex, white and silky, yellowing slightly at the centre especially with age, densely covered in minute fibrous scales of the same colour. Stem 100?140 x 20?35mm, white; ring thick and white, the underside scaly. Flesh thick, white, becoming more or less pink on cutting. Taste sweet and mushroomy, smell slightly of aniseed. Gills pale grey-pink. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, globose or ovate to broadly clavate, hyaline, 10?38 x 5?16?. Spore print brown. Spores elliptic, 9?12 x 5?7?. Habitat amongst grass in open woodland, especially spruce. Season autumn. Rare. Edible. Found In Europe.
Inedible
Agaricus diminutivus Pk. Cap 1-4cm across, ovate then expanded-umbonate; pinky-buff, darker in the center, bruising yellowish; smooth to slightly fibrillose, dry; fibrils pinkish brown to purplish. Gills free; dull pink then brown. Stem 30-60 x 3-6mm, equal, often with basal bulb; white bruising yellowish; smooth to slightly floccose fibrillose below the ring; ring single, thin, white. Flesh thin; white. Odor pleasant. Taste pleasant. Spores broadly ellipsoid, 4.5-5.5 x 3.5-5?,. Deposit deep brown. Habitat scattered on soil and leaf litter. Found throughout northern North America. Season July-September. Probably edible but too small to eat.
Edible
Agaricus devoniensis Orton syn. Psalliota arenicola Wakef. & Pearson, Sandegerling Cap 3?12cm across, convex to flattened-convex, whitish and silky tinted pinkish or violaceous. Stem 30?40 x 10?15mm, white covered in scaly remnants of the veil, bruising reddish; ring sheathing, white and short-lived. Flesh white, tinted pink above the gills and in the lower stem. Taste and smell mushroomy but not distinctive. Gills free, greyish pink darkening with age. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, tufted, clavate, hyaline or brownish, 36?50 x 10?13?. Spore print dark brown. Spores subglobose, 6.5?7 x 5?5.5?. Habitat on sand dunes, only noticeable after the expanded cap has pushed up through the sand. Season late summer to autumn. Rare. Edible. Found In Europe.
Inedible
Agaricus crocopeplus Berk. & Broome Golden Fleece Mushroom Cap shield shaped 2-5cm across light orange-yellow colored with cottony tufts and patches, stronger orange than the cap surface. Stem .5 x 4cm, also with orange tufts, tapering to the base which has a small bulb, hollow, with a distinct ring. Gills free, darkening with spore deposit, rather mottled like the gills of a Stropharia. The spore print is dark brown. Not edible. Found on compost or leaf/bamboo litter. It has been also recorded from Africa, India and the Philippines.
Edible
Agaricus comtulus Fr. syn. Psalliota comtula (Fr.) Qu?l. Dickstieliger Zwergegerling, Kis csiperke. Cap 2?4cm across, convex expanding flat, white to ochraceous-cream. Stem 30?50 x 4?6mm, white or creamy, not bruising yellow; ring white and membranous. Flesh white but yellowing slightly in the stem base. Taste almondy, smell faintly of almonds or aniseed. Gills flesh-pink at first, darkening with age. Spore print brown. Spores ovate, 4.5?5.5?3?3.5m. Habitat in pastureland. Season late summer to autumn. Occasional. Edible. Found In Europe.
Inedible
Agaricus bresadolianus Bohus syn. A. campestris var. radicatus Vitt. Wurzelstieliger Egerling Ak?ccsiperke (-csiperke). Cap 5?10cm across, convex becoming expanded and slightly depressed at the centre, margin finally wavy, whitish to buff covered in buff to grey-brown fibrils, more densely so towards the centre. Stem 30?70 x 8?16mm, slightly swollen towards the rooting base; white flushed yellowish-buff especially at the base; ring white and narrow, short-lived, leaving an indistinct ring zone in older specimens. Flesh whitish, bruising faintly brown beneath the cap cuticle. Taste and smell slight and pleasant. Gills crowded, pale pink, finally blackish-brown. Cheilocystidia absent. Spore print dark brown. Spores elliptical to ovate, 6?7 x 4?4.5?. Habitat amongst grass in open deciduous woodland or gardens. Season summer. Very rare. Edibility unknown. Found In Europe.
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Agaricus bohusii Bon illustrated by Cooke as Agaricus elvensis 539 (522) Csoportos csiperke Serbian name: BUSENASTI ?AMPINJON Fruiting body: cap up to 20(30)cm, half-rounded and then flattened, covered with brown cuticula which is breaking up into triangular scales except in the middle, margin somewhat appendiculate. Gills close, at first salmon later dark brown coloured, sterile edge pale. Stem: up to 25x3cm, spindle-shaped, swollen in the middle, at first whitish then becoming brown with age, staining reddish brown and then dark brown on handling. Ring double, white, with lower layer peronate, becoming brown and torn. Microscopy: spores egg-shaped, 6-7x4,5-6μm, brown colour en masse. Cheilocystidia numerous, club shaped. Flesh: whitish, slightly brownish in stem, when cut flashing red then brownish or immediately brownish Habitat: caespitose under broadleaved trees, especially under Ash (Fraxinus), rarely under Cedar (Cedrus) and then usually single; after showers in summer and early autumn. Edibility: edible and prized. Rare in Britain but common in Serbia and southern Europe.
Edible
Agaricus bitorquis (Qu?l.) Sacc. syn. A. edulis (Witt.) M?ller & Schaeff. syn. A. campestris subsp. bitorquis(Qu?l.) Konrad & Maubl. syn. Psalliota rodmanii (Peck) Kauffm. Scheidenegerling ?zletes (bocskoros) csiperke Champignon de trottoirs Cap 4?10cm across, convex soon flattened, white with faintly ochraceous flakes. Stem 30?60 x 15?20mm, white with two separate sheathing rings, the lower thinner and resembling a volva. Flesh white, tinged faintly pink on cutting. Taste mushroomy, smell pleasant. Gills dirty pink at first, soon clay, finally dark chocolate brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, clavate. Spore print brown. Spores subglobose, 4?6.5 x 4?5?. Habitat in gardens and at roadsides, sometimes found growing through asphalt. Season late spring to autumn. Occasional. Edible ? good. Found In Europe and north America.
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Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Pil?t Zuchtchampignon Agaric cultiv?, Pratelle, Champignon de Paris, K?tsp?r?s csiperke, termesztett csiperke, Cultivated Mushroom. Cap 5?12cm across, hemispherical expanding convex, greyish-brown to umber covered in brown radiating fibres and often slightly scaly with age. Stem 35?55 x 8?14mm, white, often flaky below the membranous sheathing ring. Flesh white bruising faintly red. Taste and smell mushroomy. Gills dirty pinkish darkening with age. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, elongate-clavate, 17?44 x 7?14?. Spore print brown. Spores ovate to subglobose, 4?7.5 x 4?5.5?. Basidia two-spored, separating this species from the rest of this genus which all have four-spored basidia. Habitat on manure heaps, garden waste and roadsides, not in grass. Season late spring to autumn. Occasional. Edible. Distribution, America and Europe. This species is believed to be the wild ?parent? of many of the cultivated crop varieties, all of which have two-spored basidia.
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Cap 10-20cm across, obtusely ovoid at first expanding convex, yellowish-brown covered in chestnut-brown fibrous scales. Stem 100-200 x 20-40mm, whitish with small scales below the ring which discolour brownish with age, bruising yellowish; ring white, large and pendulous. Flesh thick and white, becoming tinged reddish with age. Taste mushroomy, smell strongly of bitter almonds. Gills free, white at first then brown. Cheilocystidia formed of chains of bladder-shaped elements. Spore print purple brown. Habitat in coniferous and deciduous woods. Season late summer to autumn. Uncommon. Distribution, America and Europe. ---- The beautiful Agaricus augustus is considered by many to be the most delicious of the edible Agaricus species. It is a happy find for any mushroom hunter, although it is reported to be difficult to find them before the worms do! Like other Agaricus species, the Prince grows on rich organic substrate, often as a litter decomposer in nature. It is probably a secondary decomposer, which means that bacteria and other fungi have to break down raw materials before Agaricus can grow. On a commercial scale this is the process known as composting. The Prince can have caps about one foot (30 cm) in diameter, although many mycophagists prefer to eat them when unexpanded because of their better texture and odor. The gills turn chocolaty brown when the spores are mature. However, even somewhat expanded caps can show gills that are still white. The beautiful veil and scruffy to shaggy stem (at least when young) are also hallmarks of this species.
Edible
Agaricus arvensis Schaeff. ex Secr. s. Lange non Cooke syn. Psalliota arvensis (Schaeff. ex Secr.) Kummer. Horse Mushroom, Agaric des jach?res, Boule de neige, Anischampignon, Erd?sz?li csiperke, Prataiolo, maggiore, Anijschampignon, Akkerchampignon. Cap 8?20cm across, ovate at first expanding convex, creamy white yellowing slightly with age or on bruising. Stem 80?100 x 20?30mm, often slightly clavate at the base, concolorous with the cap, the ring is formed of a double membrane, the lower splitting into a star-shape around the stem. Flesh white, thick and firm in the cap, pithy in the stem which tends to become hollow. Taste mushroomy, smell of aniseed. Gills free, white at first then flesh-pink, finally chocolate brown with age. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, ovate balloon-shaped 11?26 x 9?18(21)?. Spore print dark purple-brown. Spores ellipsoid, 7?8 x 4.5?5?. Habitat amongst grass in pasture or thickets often in rings. Season autumn. Frequent. Edible ? excellent. Distribution, America and Europe.
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Agaricus altipes M?ller Cap 4-7cm across, convex to broadly flattened; white to slightly buff on disc; smooth to slightly tomentose-floccose. Gills free, crowded; bright rosy pink when young, brown when old. Stem 80-100 x 12-20mm equal to slightly clavate; white, bruising slightly pinkish-buff color; fibrillose below; ring high on stem, white, thin, fragile, simple. Flesh firm; white bruising flesh-color. Odor mild. Taste mild. Spores ovate, 6.5-7.5 x 4.5-5.5?. Deposit deep chocolate brown. Habitat in grass in mixed woods, mostly conifers. Found in the Pacific Northwest. Season September. Edible. Comment This collection agreed very well with the European Agaricus altipes, differing only in the disagreeable odor of the original description; the odor may have been missed if the flesh was not bruised, or perhaps the specimens were too young.
Inedible
Abortiporus biennis (Bull. ex Fr.) Sing. syn Heteroporus biennis (Bull. ex Fr.) Laz. syn. Daedalea biennis Bull. ex Fr., Blushing Rosette, Rõt likacsosgomba. Fruit body variable, irregularly top-shaped, or rosette-like, or fused together into amorphous masses, 3-9cm across, 0.5-1.5cm thick, flattened to concave, surface downy to felty, whitish soon becoming pinkish. Tubes 2-6mm long, decurrent. Pores 1-2 per mm, angular and irregular, becoming maze-like, whitish bruising reddish. Spores elliptic-ovate to subglobose, 4-7 x 3.5-4.5µ. Long undulating worm-like refractive gloeocystidia present in the hymenium. In addition to the normal basidiospores the fungus also produces similarly shaped chlamydospores in the flesh and hymenium. Habitat on the ground from roots or wood chips of deciduous trees. Season autumn, annual. Occasional. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.
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