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

synonyms: Seidenweisser Egerling
Agaricus excellens Mushroom
Ref No: 6842
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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 in woods, Grows on the ground

Agaricus excellens (Møller) Møller syn. Psalliota excellens Møller
Seidenweisser Egerling Cap 10–15cm across, convex, white and silky, yellowing slightly at the centre especially with age, densely covered in minute fibrous scales of the same colour. Stem 100–140 x 20–35mm, white; ring thick and white, the underside scaly. Flesh thick, white, becoming more or less pink on cutting. Taste sweet and mushroomy, smell slightly of aniseed. Gills pale grey-pink. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, globose or ovate to broadly clavate, hyaline, 10–38 x 5–16µ. Spore print brown. Spores elliptic, 9–12 x 5–7µ. Habitat amongst grass in open woodland, especially spruce. Season autumn. Rare. Edible. Found In Europe.

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Franco Canale (Canada) - 17 October 2013

I suspect it could be Agaricus...but which one?
Agaricus excellens
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