Observation 26585: Agaricus L.

When: 2009-10-13

Collection location: Natal 50km from Ballito, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: shroomjunkie (shroomjunkie@hotmail.co.uk)

No specimen available

Sorry unable to supply more info. at this time. I look forward to and appreciate your observations of this species. Thanks. If more info. req. please do not hesitate to contact me. :-)

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:12 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘South Africa Natal 50km from Ballito’ to ‘Natal 50km from Ballito, South Africa’

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: There appears to be a choclate colorization on the stipe caused by the spores

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I say Agaricus
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-10-13 19:25:36 -05 (-0500)

I say its some sort of Agaricus. I will tell you my reasoning. I once had a Professor tell me’ “that on mature specimens of fungi with gills If you want to get an idea of the spore color just look at the stipe.” If it is a color other than white you should be able to identify it. As the spores fall they get blown up against the stipe and accumulate. With a magnifying lens you should be able to see the discoloration on the stem. I have blown up this photo on my computer and although these particular Photos are a bit grainy when enlarged, I think I can detect a chocolate brown colorization on the stipe which would place it in Agaricus.

Where is that?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-13 18:59:42 -05 (-0500)

Base of an exterior wall? It’s not in ordinary grass, and such a spot might have wood chips/fertilizer, so maybe more of a Stropharia habitat.

A spore print will tell the tale: dark purple to black for Stropharia, chocolate brown for Agaricus.

Could be either Agaricus or Stropharia.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-10-13 17:32:00 -05 (-0500)

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