Observation 22166: Agrocybe praecox (Pers.) Fayod
When: 2009-06-14
Who: Apollonia
No herbarium specimen

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-33% (3)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight
45% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Perhaps a better suggestion?

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Dave
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-15 16:07:32 CDT (-0400)

It’s true that A. dura can resemble A. praecox. Both can get a cracked cap surface, and the size is about the same. A. dura is a species that prefers loamy soil, but it also gets a purple hue in the gills.

Agrocybe
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-06-15 15:18:57 CDT (-0400)

dura, which is like a lighter colored version of A. praecox, is another possibility. After reviewing this species at MushroomExpert (where it is called A. molesta) it seems that telling A. dura apart from A. praecox based on appearance is doubtful. A. dura grows on lawns or lawn waste. and A. praecox tends to grow on woody debris or mulch. These appear to be growing on mulch or woodchips.

Most likely Agrocybe praecox
By: Apollonia
2009-06-15 14:48:02 CDT (-0400)

I think you are absolutely right! I have managed to make some sort of spore print on paper if that helps further identification confirmation. Also, it compares well with other Agrocybe praecox pictures.

Thanks very much for your observations.

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-15 14:01:52 CDT (-0400)

Thought I saw some veined caps there, but Agrocybe praecox is perhaps more likely? I would have checked some spores and cystidia to be sure.

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