Observation 174400: Agaricus L.
When: 2014-08-17
Who: wbwarner
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Common yesterday under oaks along Ramsey Creek; the pics are from refrigerated specimens this morning. The thing looks like a dinky version of A. agustus,with a similarly scaly stipe below the annulus But stipe base (at picking) only vaguely yellowing after rubbing (if at all), stipe rufolutescent upon rubbing, broken cap edge not yellowing upon rubbing odor mildly-moderately almond/anise upon crushing (fresh), much stronger after refrigeration overnight & strong upon sauteing. Taste (cooked) pleasantly almondy. All the local mushrooms in the couple acres where we picked these were smaller than on average (boletes were about half size of “normal”), but this appears to be a smaller species in the group around augustus as the largest specimens had caps about 4" across with stipes about 1 cm max diameter, and most were half that. Also, the odor was a little stronger than AZ augustus I have sampled in the past, with a frying pan full yielding a “house-filling” almond odor. There was another Agaricus in the area with smooth white caps and smooth stipes with an abruptly bulbus base; these were about the same size.

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Recognized by sight: as compared to A. augustus: paler, smaller stature, stronger almond odor

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