Observation 48432: Agaricus sylvicola (Vittad.) Peck
When: 2010-07-11
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found under Dughlas-fir and Spruce (possibly pine as well)

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Thanks for the links
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-07-14 10:17:04 CDT (-0400)

I checked out http://www.svims.ca/council/Agari1.htm#n13a

and it fits somehow except that the caps of my specimens were larger then this description and I found more then tow or three in groups of 5 or more,
see also description http://www.svims.ca/council/Agari2.htm#n320a

it fit this description better, especially in cap size http://www.mushroomexpert.com/agaricus_silvicola.html

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-07-13 22:42:15 CDT (-0400)

Did you try the PNW keys? they have 2 of them for Agaricus in BC.

yes it does have an anis like odor
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-07-13 21:24:16 CDT (-0400)

and it seems to fit the description on every thing that I have tried,
two more things that I have not tried yet;
1. KOH applied to cap.
2. I have not measured the spores.

By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2010-07-13 10:14:22 CDT (-0400)

Make sure everything matches:


I see yellow staining on the cap, and a bit of the “cogwheel” pattern.
Did it smell like anise or licorice?

One thing you DON’T want to smell is phenol — sort of like ink.
And finally, realize this isn’t a particularly easy genus …

How can I ID this one?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-07-11 21:00:18 CDT (-0400)

I think it is Agaricus silvicola but what can I do to verify that?

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