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Agaricus leucotrichus Mushroom
Ref No: 6850
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Agaricus leucotricus Buck Moeller .jpg Mushroom
Ref No: 9807
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Agaricus leucotrichus Møller Cap 8-13cm across, ovate-campanulate, flattened at disc; white to pale straw yellow with age; silky, densely fibrillose-hairy with tiny erect, pointed scales. Gills free, crowded; white to pink then dark brown. Stem 80-120 x 15-25(30)mm, equal to clavate-swollen; white to buff; smooth above the ring, floccose tomentose below; ring white, thin, pendant, undersurface with small veil remnants. Flesh white, pinkish buff when old or bruised. Odor pleasant, almond-like. Taste pleasant, almond-like. Spores ellipsoid-ovoid, 6.5-7.5(8) x 4.5-5µ. Deposit deep brown. Habitat in spruce woods. Found in Colorado. Season September. Edible. Comment This group of specimens agrees very well with the European description, except that the gills are rather more pink than recorded. Pending a better American name being found for this fungus, the European name is applied here. The second photograph was taken by Buck McAdoo in the USA.

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