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Agaricus pacillator Mushroom
Ref No: 6856
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location: North America
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Bulbous base of stem
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Agaricus pocillator Murr. Cap 3-10cm across, convex to flattened at disc; white with minute blackish-gray scales, darker at disc. Gills free; white to pinkish then dark brown. Stem 40-80 x 6-12mm, equal with a distinct, often marginate, small bulb at base; white; smooth above and below ring; ring large, of two distinct layers, membranous. Flesh white, yellowing slightly in stem base. Odor not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores ellipsoid, 4.5-6 x 3-3.8. Deposit deep brown. Habitat often in large numbers in mixed woods. Found in southeastern and eastern North America. Season July-August. Not edible.

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M David Curtis (United States) - 19 August 2011

I would have called these mushrooms A. placomyces, except that they lack any distinctive odor or taste, and they change color only very slowly upon bruising or cutting. Found in oak/maple forrest in Ann Arbor, MI 18AUG2011.
Agaricus pacillator
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