Agaricus placomyces identification

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Agaricus placomyces Peck syn. Psalliota meleagris Schaeff.
Grossschuppiger Egerling Tintaszag? csiperke. Cap 5?9cm across, ovoid at first becoming expanded, densely covered with tiny grey-brown scales, especially towards the centre, on a whitish ground. Stem 60?90 x 10?12mm, bulbous, whitish, initially covered in conspicuous flakes below the large membranous ring. Flesh white, discolouring faintly yellowish and later pale brown. Cap, stem and flesh bruise yellow. Taste and smell strong and unpleasant. Gills remaining light pink for a long time, at length blackish-brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, hyaline, globose or pear-shaped. Spore print brown. Spores elliptic, 4?6 x 3?4?. Habitat woodland. Season summer. Uncommon. Poisonous. Distribution, America and Europe.

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More info about Agaricus placomyces mushroom

Stem type:
Ring on stem
Bulbous base of stem
Grows in woods
Spore colour:
Purplish to black
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
Grey to beige
White to cream
Normal size:
North America
Flesh discolours when cut
bruised or damaged
Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Grossschuppiger Egerling, Tintaszag? csiperke
Last modification: 2015-10-02 00:20:54

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