Notes: Agaricus xanthodermus Gen. Agaricaceae, Agaricales.
(Yellow-foot Agaricus. Шампиньон лесной. Балакушка.)
Cap: 8-16 cm semi-spherical or bell-shaped, then convex, broadly convex up to almost flattened; yellowish-white and pinkish-white, then chocolate-white, light brown or dull pinkish-brown when old; smooth then slightly concentric scaly; young cap bottom is covered with veil, later cap margin sometimes has hanging veil remnants. Young flesh is white, old flesh is yellowish-white with yellow bruising or some pinkish or brownish-yellow after cutting.
Gills: free, very close, moderately broad then broad when old; color from yellowish-white or cream-white when covered with veil, then light pink, brownish-pink up to purplish-brown when old.
Veil: partial veil white then yellowish-white leaving flaring up to pendant ring.
Stalk: 6-12cm long, white and light-yellow, sometimes pinkish-white, bruising yellow; 1.5-3cm thick, slightly enlarging down, rarely with indistinct basal bulb; old basal part has yellow cutting, middle of stalk sometimes hollow with edging. The brighter yellow color is the stronger odor as carbolic acid.
Edibility: good after boiling and preliminary dried.
Habitat: common kind, small groups scattered in pine-tree forest with rare deciduous trees.
Season: July – September.
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