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

synonyms: Rosy Wood Mushroom, Weinrötlicher Zwergegerling
Agaricus semotus Mushroom
Ref No: 6868
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Agaricus semotus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6869
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location: Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Violet or purple
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods

Agaricus semotus Fr. syn. A. comtulus var. amethystinus (Quél.) Konrad & Maubl. syn. Psalliota amethystina (Quél.) Lange
Weinrötlicher Zwergegerling Rosy Wood Mushroom Cap 2–5cm across, obtusely ovoid expanding flattened-convex, white at first soon covered in small lilaceous scales at the centre with vinaceous fibres radiating out towards the white margin, finally yellowing to a dirty brownish. Stem 30–60 x 4–8mm, white but yellowing at the bulbous base; ring double, pendulous. Flesh white, staining yellow in stem base. Taste and smell not distinctive. Gills very pale at first then pinkish, finally grey-brown. Cheilocystidia numerous, thin-walled, ovate to broadly clavate, hyaline or brownish, 12–26 x 4–14µ. Spore print brown. Spores elliptic, 4.5–5 x 2.5–3µ. Habitat in clearings and on the edges of deciduous and coniferous woods. Season summer to autumn. Rare. Poisonous to some people; best avoided. Found In Europe.

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