Agaricus arvensis identification

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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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More info about Agaricus arvensis mushroom

Stem type:
Ring on stem
Edible
Habitat:
Found in fields
Grows on the ground
lawns or on roadsides
Spore colour:
Purplish to black
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
Yellow
White to cream
Normal size:
over 15cm
Location:
Europe
North America
Flesh:
Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Agaric des jach?res, Anischampignon, Boule de neige, Erd?sz?li csiperke, Horse Mushroom
Class:
Agaricomycetes
Order:
Agaricales
Family:
Agaricaceae
Last modification: 2015-10-01 23:58:31

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