Agaricus pocillator identification

About mushroom

Agaricus pocillator, a woodland mushroom, is distributed through southeastern North America in ranges a minimum of as far north as Illinois.

It will be distinguished within the field by its dark center, its small, bulbous base, that stains yellow, and its relatively slight stature.
It's very similar to agaricus placomyces, however is a slightly smaller mushroom with a scalier cap and a more northern range among the united states.

Edibility isn't certain for agaricus pocillator, however many other yellow-staining agaricus species ar poisonous.
Hikers are typically warned to avoid eating it when spotted.

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Cap:
Whitish to dingy, developing vaguely concentric brown to greyish scales towards the middle.
3-10 cm; Convex to broadly convex or nearly flat in age, sometimes with an obscure, darker bump;
Dry;

Gills:
Free from the stem;
Close;
White, turning into pink, then brown.

Stem:
With a small bulbous base that bruises yellow; with a ring that usually persists into maturity;
4 - 8 cm long; 0.5 - 1 cm. thick;
Partial veil when covering the gills not developing dark droplets.

Flesh:
Staining bright yellow in the base;
White throughout;

Taste:
Odor typically unpleasant, however sometimes not distinctive;
Taste not distinctive or somewhat unpleasant.

Spores:
4.5 - 6 x 3 - 3.8 ยต.

Chem. Reacti.:
Flesh and cap yellow with KOH.

Ecology:
They are saprobic, meaning that they survive by decomposing dead or decaying organic material.
Growing alone or gregariously beneath hardwoods and in mixed woods; Saprobic;
Summer and fall.

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More info about Agaricus pocillator mushroom

Stem type:
Bulbous base of stem
Ring on stem
Poisonous/Suspect
Habitat:
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
Purplish to black
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Grey to beige
Normal size:
5-15cm
Location:
North America
Class:
Agaricomycetes
Order:
Agaricales
Family:
Agaricaceae
Last modification: 2015-10-02 00:21:05

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