Observation 205608: Agaricus subrufescens Peck
When: 2015-05-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Not sure whether these gills are free. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Recognized by sight: cap yellowish breaking up into orange scales, gills pallid becoming dark brown, white partial leaving veil remnants on cap margin and ring on stem, white context, on ground under hardwoods in campground
Used references: MO 74568
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Looks like subrufescens…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-28 08:44:47 COT (-0500)

is a good possibility here.

Hi Dave, there is a ring
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-08-27 20:02:01 COT (-0500)

I noted it in the description but failed to post a photo that showed it. Just added some new photos that clearly show it.


Lack of a ring on the stalk…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-24 16:21:33 COT (-0500)

fails to support Agaricus subrufescens. Otherwise, the resemblance to A. augustus would point toward subrufescens. Augustus is reported as generally growing near conifers.

Thanks Dave
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-08-24 15:51:00 COT (-0500)

that’s what I thought when I went back to look at this obs. Any ideas on species? The cap has the scaly yellowish coloration and marshmellow shape of A. augustus but seems small and maybe it doesn’t occur in Arkansas?


I would call these gills “free.”
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-24 15:38:43 COT (-0500)

Look at the cross-sectioned mushroom in zoom mode. The nicely rounded ends of the gills curl up to meet the cap context a few millimeters shy of the stipe. This is pretty good evidence that the gills have not merely torn away from a previous attachment.

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