Observation 115209: Agaricus L.
When: 2012-11-01
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This is not in my field guide…..Seems to be Agaricus. Buttons are large – about the size of a man’s fist. They grew in a ring around an indigenous thorn tree. I don’t think this is mycorrhizal because it grows on agar.The spore print is chocolate brown. It seems to turn red when cut.

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Recognized by sight: likely that you have something unique in S. Africa, eh?
was there a strong almond odor? if it turns red when cut, section Sanguinolenti is more likely than arvenses.

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wait for more experienced opinions than mine
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-01-16 09:01:43 COT (-0500)
A. subrufescens
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-01-16 08:53:02 COT (-0500)

is similar to A. augustus, but is finely scaled… Agarics need more, at least, chemical tests to be identifyed correctly.

Not sure …
By: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)
2013-01-16 08:08:57 COT (-0500)

I also thought it was A. augustus at first but I found it later:

This specimen had fine loose scales as noted in my field guide.

I don’t think they are the same…..

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