Observation 200470: Agaricus xanthodermus Genev.
When: 2015-03-12
(35.2678° -120.6473° 85m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found in park grass between tennis courts and redwood trees. Gregarious (5-6 in group) but not in a ring.

Cap: 10 cm dia. buff wite around edge darkening to browinish at center. Plane, silky. no significant ornimentation.

Gills: obviously free. close, white in button stage to pink in immature, transitioning to chocolate brown.

Stipe: Separates easily and distinctly from cap. 1.5 cm by 7 cm. Semibulbous, stains yellow rapidly at base. Strong odor of phenol. Partial veil obvious and pendant. In cross section, the stem displays a small void in the upper stem. See photo attached and the one in Page 276 of Dr. Miller’s book noted in resources.

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Used references: “North American Mushrooms; a field guide to edible and inedible fungi”, Dr. Orson K Miller Jr. and Hope H. Miller.

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