Observation 117418: Agaricus subrufescens Peck
When: 2012-11-20
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found growing in neighbor’s yard yesterday during driving rainstorm. Waited until today to take pictures. Growing near where an old Golden Chain tree had been removed 2 years ago.

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Large caps 4-5 inches across.
Very thick annulus.
Gills pink.
No basal discoloration. Brown spots from soil.
Close-up of pinkish scales.
Largest fruiting 1/2 block away.

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16% (2)
Recognized by sight
59% (2)
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Used references: Arora, Mushroms Demystified. The base was not collected, so I will take more pics tomorrow. Odor was sweet and rather interesting. No odor of almonds that I remember, but I will be sure to check that tomorrow as well. Did not dig the base up, as I was on someone else’s property. Button was present, and cap did resemble a large marshmallow, but without noticeable scales. Scales apparently develop only after cap has expanded. Doesn’t look scaley enough for A. subrufescens I’ve seen. I don’t know if the specimens I saw were too young yet, or what.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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