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

synonyms: Agaric à grande spores, Grosssporiger Egerling, Nagyspórás csiperke
Agaricus macrosporus Mushroom
Ref No: 6853
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location: Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: over 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 on the ground

Agaricus macrosporus (Møller & Schaeff.) Pilát syn. Psalliota subsp. macrospora Møller & Schaeff. Grosssporiger Egerling Agaric à grande spores Nagyspórás csiperke. Cap 8–25(50)cm across, convex, whitish splitting into large ochraceous scales or patches and the margin becoming toothed with age. Stem 50–100 x 25–35mm, frequently with a fusiform rooting base, whitish cream covered in easily removable floccules; ring thick and scaly on the underside. Flesh firm and whitish, sometimes reddening in the stem on cutting. Taste mushroomy, smell faint of crushed almonds when young, rapidly smelling more ammoniacal. Gills whitish-grey at first, finally dark brown. Cheilocystidia numerous, ovate, 8–31 x 6–16µ. Spore print brown. Spores ellipsoid, 8–12 x 5.5–6.5µ. Habitat in rings in pastureland. Season summer to autumn. Occasional. Edible – good. Found In Europe.

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lee collins (United Kingdom) - 15 September 2014

Agaricus macrosporus
Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 09 September 2013

Aug 2013, Whetstone, Leicestershire, Cap; 31cm

Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 30 September 2012

Agaricus macrosporus.
Agaricus macrosporus
Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 24 November 2011

A urinascens. Biggest I've ever seen. Over 20cm cap. Whetstone, Leicestershire, UK. November 2011.
Agaricus macrosporus
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 February 2009

Hungarian name, Nagysporás csiperke
Agaricus macrosporus
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