Observation 160628: Agaricus xanthodermus Genev.

When: 2014-03-02

Collection location: Natural Bridges/Wilder Bike Path, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eric (Eric Brunschwiler)

No specimen available

Growing beneath Monterey Cyrus. Odor unpleasantly phenolic, cap and stipe instantly staining bright yellow when scratched

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Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Arora, David. Mushrooms Demystified p. 328

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Eric (Eric Brunschwiler)
2014-03-02 16:36:49 PST (-0800)

These were all growing together…and Arora says A. xanthodermus discolors brownish in old age sometimes breaking up into scales so you’re probably right. What field marks do you use to distinguish A. moelleri from A. xanthodermus? Thanks

That white one
By: Byrain
2014-03-02 16:25:56 PST (-0800)

In the first picture is Agaricus xanthodermus.

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