Observation 206409: Agrocybe Fayod

When: 2015-05-25

Collection location: Steppe of Karaganda district, Kazakhstan [Click for map]

49.7926° 73.13148° 539m

Who: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)

No specimen available

Agrocybe praecox (Fr.), Bolbitiaceae, Agaricales. (Чешуйчатка ранняя).
Whitish mushroom with pinkish gills and indistinct scales.

Cap: 3-7cm wide, convex up to broadly convex, white or yellowish-white; cap surface is ragged with a net of cracks, veil remnants along cap margin. Flesh is white, odor is pleasant.
Gills: attached with notching, distant with short and very short additional gills, moderately broad up to broad, whitish up to light pink, then grayish-pink when died.
Veil: partial veil at very young mushrooms.
Stalk: 4-8cm long, 0.6-1.2cm thick and often narrowing toward base; whitish up to yellowish-white and yellowish-brown near base, 1/3 top part is somewhat cottony, lower part coarse fibrous when old and fragile.
Edibility: good when young after boiling.
Habitat: rare kind, scattered small groups or single in grass in stepper or along artificial deciduous woods (this location is a remnant of stepper inside town).
Season: May – July.

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Recognized by sight: This looks different from what I’d call A. praecox here in Pennsylvania, USA. Cracked white cap suggests A. molesta (= A. dura).

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