Observation 19190: Agaricus L.
When: 2009-03-07
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: I am left wondering what this is found in a Lowland podocarp forest so is unlikely to be a mycorrhizal. Unfortunately its a bit immature but even so it has brown smooth spores. It is some 70 mm high by 40 mm wide. Can any one suggest a genus as I am left not knowing were to look. I tried keying it out with some generic keys for brown spore fungi and ended up with Pholiotina which I dont think is right as these all seam to be small brown fungi.

I returned two days later and photographed the remaining fungi now a little over mature but this still leaves me puzzled as to what it could be.

Images

38511
38512
38513
38784
38785
38786
The gill edge seamed to be sterile but with a line of darker pigmented cells along the gill edge.
38787

Proposed Names

91% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
54% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

Add Comment
Agaricus arvensis
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-03-11 02:33:16 CDT (-0400)

Thanks Dimitar and Christian,

I believe you are right with it been Agaricus arvensis I have not seen a pale yellow verity before with the bush been a strange habitat for them. Its did have a odd smell which I did not recognize and bruised yellow then brown now that I think about it. The spores are also the right size and shape.

Thanks for your help
Clive

Very arvensis like…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-03-10 17:15:48 CDT (-0400)

Not sure whether arvensis is an appropriate name Down Under, but
what I see here is really arvensis like. It should have a rather
weak pleasant, slightly almondish odor, not always easy to
detect. But never unpleasant.

D. www.mushroomhobby.com
staining/smell
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-03-10 13:41:02 CDT (-0400)

Did you notice any smell or staining reactions when handled? Great first photo, by the way.

Created: 2009-03-07 03:38:57 CST (-0500)
Last modified: 2009-03-07 03:38:57 CST (-0500)
Viewed: 134 times, last viewed: 2017-06-05 09:21:59 CDT (-0400)