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synonyms: Grossschuppiger Egerling, Tintaszagú csiperke
Agaricus placomyces Mushroom
Ref No: 6858
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Agaricus placomyces2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6859
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location: North America, Europe
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
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods

Agaricus placomyces Peck syn. Psalliota meleagris Schaeff.
Grossschuppiger Egerling Tintaszagú csiperke. Cap 5–9cm across, ovoid at first becoming expanded, densely covered with tiny grey-brown scales, especially towards the centre, on a whitish ground. Stem 60–90 x 10–12mm, bulbous, whitish, initially covered in conspicuous flakes below the large membranous ring. Flesh white, discolouring faintly yellowish and later pale brown. Cap, stem and flesh bruise yellow. Taste and smell strong and unpleasant. Gills remaining light pink for a long time, at length blackish-brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, hyaline, globose or pear-shaped. Spore print brown. Spores elliptic, 4–6 x 3–4µ. Habitat woodland. Season summer. Uncommon. Poisonous. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Michael messina Messina (United Kingdom) - 09 September 2010

this I believe to be a agaricus placomyces.mushroom .about 8 years ago these mushrooms started growing in my front lawn around september and as they looked like button mushrooms one sunday morning i collected them and had a fry up with a couple of eggs .well by late morning I felt weak and tired and found that i was feeling unwell ...the mushrooms were the culprits..I drank gallon of orange juice and water for the rest of the day i just sat on the couch and rested .next day iwas fine .now they grow every year .but this time i have taken photos which i am sending ..they look so tempting..!!!!!!
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Michael messina Messina (United Kingdom) - 09 September 2010

this I believe to be a agaricus placomyces.mushroom .about 8 years ago these mushrooms started growing in my front lawn around september and as they looked like button mushrooms one sunday morning i collected them and had a fry up with a couple of eggs .well by late morning I felt weak and tired and found that i was feeling unwell ...the mushrooms were the culprits..I drank gallon of orange juice and water for the rest of the day i just sat on the couch and rested .next day iwas fine .now they grow every year .but this time i have taken photos which i am sending ..they look so tempting..!!!!!!
Agaricus placomyces2
Michael messina Messina (United Kingdom) - 09 September 2010

this I believe to be a agaricus placomyces.mushroom .about 8 years ago these mushrooms started growing in my front lawn around september and as they looked like button mushrooms one sunday morning i collected them and had a fry up with a couple of eggs .well by late morning I felt weak and tired and found that i was feeling unwell ...the mushrooms were the culprits..I drank gallon of orange juice and water for the rest of the day i just sat on the couch and rested .next day iwas fine .now they grow every year .but this time i have taken photos which i am sending ..they look so tempting..!!!!!!
Agaricus placomyces2
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 30 January 2009

Agaricus placomyces2
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 30 January 2009

Hungarian name, Tintaszagu csiperke
Agaricus placomyces2
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