Observation 137644: Agaricus L.
When: 2013-06-24
(49.2423° -107.7329° 781m)

Notes: * scaly cap surface

  • dark spore print – blackish, – ebony? (see pic)
  • pithy stem inside (very very maggoty)
  • gills light (white or greyish purple?) at first (unlike print), becoming darker and darker in age (dark brown after dried – similar to print colour)
  • growing in grass (lawn) near Grasslands National Park operations compound parking lot
  • note clinging veil remnants
  • smell was medium and not pleasant (maybe like wet old sponge or yeasty)
    * not Agaricus because gills never pinkish (?) and smell wrong


gills light at first, veil remnants clinging to stem
in situ (grass habitat), scaly cap
pithy stem full of maggots
darker gills in age, dark print (ebony?)

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Recognized by sight: appearance, habitat, and spore print
71% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Agaricus smells vary greatly. the brown spores, free lamellae, annulus, growth in grassland – all point to Agaricus. Not all species in that genus start out with pink lamellae

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