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OfflineMr_Buttercup
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Some sort of agaricus?
    #4239154 - 05/31/05 09:29 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I suspect these are some sort of agaricus, but I've been unable to identify one with these type of scales on the cap.

I picked some younger firmer ones as the older ones seemed a bit rotten and maggot ridden.

a. Habitat;
Location: New Forest, Hampshire, UK (south coast).
Weather: Lots of rain a week ago, dry since then.
Habitat: On raised heath/ grassland, horses graze this land.

b. Characteristics of the gills;
Young ones almost pink, older ones chocolate brown. Only just attached to the stem, sweep up towards the cap around stem. Many and finely spaced.

c. Measurements of cap and stem;
(Older ones were a bit larger)
Cap: 9cm diameter, 3cm tall
Stem: 2cm diameter, 4cm tall

d. Characteristics of the stem;
Cream colour, firm flesh, solid and reasonably thick. Very slight attached ring/ flap near top of stem.

e. Characteristics of the cap;
Cream coloured with concentric darker scales around top. Firm and smooth texture. Spherical when young, going almost flat/ concave when older.

f. Spore print color;
Chocolate brown.

g. Color that the mushroom bruises;
Stem bruises rusty red immediately, going browner after a while. Cap didn't bruise at all.

h. Scent of mushroom;
Sweetish mushroom smell.

Habitat;

Mature;

Picked ones;






Thanks as always for any help identifying them.


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Re: Some sort of agaricus? [Re: Mr_Buttercup]
    #4239279 - 05/31/05 10:36 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

It's an Agaricus. The reddish bruising places it it section Sanguinolenti. Identification to species is quite a bit more difficult. It looks like a reasonable match with Agaricus haemorrhoidarius, although there are several similar species.

The scales on the cap are probably due to some drying out while the mushrooms were smaller. The surface of the cap splits and cracks a little, and those are magnified greatly as the mushroom grows.

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: Some sort of agaricus? [Re: Mr_Buttercup]
    #4239294 - 05/31/05 10:43 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Very nice photos and descriptions!


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Re: Some sort of agaricus? [Re: ToxicMan]
    #4239296 - 05/31/05 10:43 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks (once again) ToxicMan.

The drying/ scaling effect you describe makes sense, we had 3-4 days of heavy rain, then nearly a week of very dry weather. Tracks that are usually muddy have become dusty.


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Re: Some sort of agaricus? [Re: eris]
    #4239298 - 05/31/05 10:44 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks Eris!


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