Observation 50947: Agaricus L.
When: 2010-08-21
Who: tripsis
No herbarium specimen

Notes: An obvious Agaricus species, but is anyone able to key it out to which species?

Found growing directly from a large pile of dung, in the Himalayas at around 2000m above sea level.

Lamellae were unattached and chocolate brown. Initially white, then pink, then brown.

Stipe ~14cm long, 3cm in diameter at the base, 1.5cm at the apex. Fleshy fibrous, hollow, with a large, thick annulus.

Pileus convex, up to ~14cm in diameter, white margin with a lemon yellow centre. Glabrous with apparent veil remnants present.

Spore print color a rich chocolate brown.

They had a Distinct anise scent. Unfortunately I didn’t test them for bruising and by the time i went back to see if they did, they were too far gone.

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