Agaricus bohusii identification

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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.

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More info about Agaricus bohusii mushroom

Stem type:
Ring on stem
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Found in fields
lawns or on roadsides
Spore colour:
Purplish to black
Cap type:
Distinctly scaly
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Normal size:
over 15cm
Flesh granular or brittle
Agaricus elvensis (miss nomer in Cooke), Csoportos csiperke
Last modification: 2015-10-01 23:59:01

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