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

synonyms: Agaric des bois, Dünnfleischiger Anisegerling, Karcsú csiperke, Wood Mushroom
Agaricus sylvicola Mushroom
Ref No: 6875
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Agaricus sylvicola2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6876
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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: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods

Agaricus silvicola (Vitt.) Peck. Wood Mushroom, Agaric des bois, Dünnfleischiger Anisegerling, Agarico di boschi, Slanke anijchamignon, Karcsú csiperke. Cap 5–10cm across, convex, cream, readily bruising ochraceous and becoming more yellow with age. Stem 50–80 x 10–15mm, concolorous with the cap, base usually bulbous; ring large and pendulous, upper surface white, lower drab. Flesh thin, white. Taste mushroomy, smell of aniseed. Gills free, pale greyish-pink at first later chocolate brown. Cheilocystidia numerous, thin-walled, oval to subglobose, hyaline, 10–20 x 7–20µ. Spore print purple-brown. Spores ellipsoid 5–6 x 3–4µ. Habitat in coniferous and deciduous woods. Season autumn. Occasional. Edible – good. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Lucy Danger (United Kingdom) - 12 September 2012

Unexpected mushrooms from organic compost in polytunnel, Manchester, UK. Sept 2012
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Paul Kerr (United Kingdom) - 01 June 2011

I found several large clumps of these very attractive wood mushrooms in Hillsborough Forest NIreland October 2010. Very tempted to bring home but had not tried this species before.
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Paul Kerr (United Kingdom) - 01 June 2011

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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2010

Na skraju lasu œwierkowego.Dziemiany-Kaszuby.
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Branislav Uzelac (Yugoslavia) - 17 March 2009

photo by Goran Miloshevich from Serbia
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