Observation 131770: Agrocybe Fayod
When: 2013-04-11
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Environment: garden (owner says they brought soil in last year)
Substrate: terrestrial
Cap: diameter: 4.5 cm; can peel off top of cap
Gills: notched
Spore print: dull brown – grey
Stem: tough; length 8 cm (from bottom of cap to bottom of bulb)
Scent of crushed stem: sort of nutty (sorry I can’t do better); Taste: unpleasant (ditto), slight peppery after-taste
no bruising or staining
no sign of ring or volva

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Yes looks like A. putaminum.
By: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
2013-04-13 20:09:27 CEST (+0200)

I had thought that perhaps this was A. praecox group where veil remnants had washed away because of recent weather. But now that I see the Mykoweb picture of A. putaminum (which is not in references I own), I agree that this looks like A. putaminum.

I agree (sort of)
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-04-13 19:43:18 CEST (+0200)

I agree that this doesn’t look like A. praecox and is probably A. putaminum, but I’d caution against the use of the presence/absence of a partial veil to distinguish A. praecox. In my experience (Arora mentions it also), many collections of (presumably) A. praecox lose their partial veils very quickly.

Not A. praecox
By: Byrain
2013-04-13 19:33:49 CEST (+0200)

With no veil/annulus.

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