Agaricus silvicola identification

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Agaricus silvicola (Vitt.) Peck. Wood Mushroom, Agaric des bois, D?nnfleischiger Anisegerling, Agarico di boschi, Slanke anijchamignon, Karcs? csiperke.


Cap:
5 - 10cm across, convex, cream, readily bruising ochraceous and becoming more yellow with age. Hymenium is free ( cap is convex or flat ).

Stem:
50 - 80 x 10 - 15mm, concolorous with the cap, base usually bulbous.

Stipe:
has a ring.

Ring:
large and pendulous, upper surface white, lower drab.

Flesh:
thin, white.

Taste:
mushroomy, smell of aniseed.

Gills:
free, pale greyish-pink at first later chocolate brown.

Smell:
Aniseed.

Cheilocystidia numerous, thin-walled, oval to subglobose, hyaline, 10 - 20 x 7 - 20. Spore print purple-brown. Spores ellipsoid 5-6 x 3-4-. Habitat in coniferous and deciduous woods. Season autumn. Occasional.


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The cap is light cream, and bruises yellow ochre when damaged. It is much the same colour as the cap, and has a fragile drooping ring. The flesh is thin and white, and smells of aniseed. It looks fairly similar to a young death cap, it is believed by some mycologists.

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Agaricus silvicola grows in both deciduous and coniferous woodland in Britain, Europe, and North America.

Appearing in the autumn, it is rarely seen in huge numbers, usually just a few, or solitary ( Season: August to November ). Often found in loose groups.

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It is suspected to have caused an allergic reaction in a few people in North America.

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Agaricus xanthodermus, the yellow stainer looks very alike but bruises chrome yellow when handled or cut and smells of Indian ink or Agaricus pilatianus which stains yellow on cutting and smells of carbolic. Both do not smell edible. People can mistake some of the Amanitas for field mushrooms but on inspection they are quite different.

Agaricus silvicola photos

More info about Agaricus silvicola mushroom

Stem type:
Ring on stem
Edible
Habitat:
Grows in woods
Spore colour:
Purplish to black
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Yellow
Normal size:
5-15cm
Location:
North America
Europe
Flesh:
bruised or damaged
Flesh discolours when cut
Agaric des bois, D?nnfleischiger Anisegerling, Karcs? csiperke, Wood Mushroom
Class:
Agaricomycetes
Order:
Agaricales
Family:
Agaricaceae
Last modification: 2015-10-02 00:24:41

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