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Agaricus devoniensis.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Sandegerling
Agaricus devoniensis Mushroom
Ref No: 6840
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location: Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows on the ground

Agaricus devoniensis Orton syn. Psalliota arenicola Wakef. & Pearson, Sandegerling Cap 312cm across, convex to flattened-convex, whitish and silky tinted pinkish or violaceous. Stem 3040 x 1015mm, white covered in scaly remnants of the veil, bruising reddish; ring sheathing, white and short-lived. Flesh white, tinted pink above the gills and in the lower stem. Taste and smell mushroomy but not distinctive. Gills free, greyish pink darkening with age. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, tufted, clavate, hyaline or brownish, 3650 x 1013. Spore print dark brown. Spores subglobose, 6.57 x 55.5. Habitat on sand dunes, only noticeable after the expanded cap has pushed up through the sand. Season late summer to autumn. Rare. Edible. Found In Europe.

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