Collection location: Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental, California, USA [Click for map]
formerly more common, these big beautiful and edible Agaricus have become quite rare in the greater BA.
Collected by Hugh Livingston in coastal grassland and brought to the BAMS foray on Dec. 8, 2012.
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|I’d Call It That||3.0||5.95||1||(amanitarita)|
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not even hardly yellowing like an arvensis, not yellowing at all really, except for in KOH. that’s why I mentioned that this one WASN’T arvensis: look Ma, no yellow.
texture smooth and soft, like kid leather.
BIG but not quite as big as the Pt. Reyes crocodilinus.
NOT very fragrant but subtle, both mushroomy and a hint of almond.
Feel free to DNA this pup up if you are still in doubt. I sent the link to Fred Stevens, too.
listed there still don’t rule out what we call A. arvensis locally. That species definitely yellows up – see description in Arora as well as photos here:
observation 58334, which despite being young is already yellowing
Size is not a very good feature for separating these species, unless these were absolutely huge, which it doesn’t appear they were.
what else would it be?
exposed to elements, but still with a smooth cap. really big. only slightly almondy and didn’t yellow to the touch, but did so ever so slightly in KOH.
too big, not yellow enuf for arvensis.
crocodilinus is also big, but in addition to its normally (but not always) warted cap, the stem is fat and squat and the spores are MUCH larger.
not briny like bernardii.
not buried like bitorquis.
first time that I have ever seen it, but I knew it was different right off. It was in a box of assorted Agaricus sp. and really stood out.
Created: 2012-12-10 10:22:16 PST (-0800)
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