Observation 53920: Agaricus smithii Kerrigan

When: 2010-06-16

Collection location: King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: caphillkid

No specimen available

This mushroom fruited in great numbers in the spring under a group of conifers from needle duff, north of Seattle. Most infested with fly larvae, ate some anyway. Excellent texture and nutty flavor. Very large, very orange.

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Recognized by sight: Though it looks slightly unusual for the species…
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odor and taste
By: caphillkid
2011-10-15 19:40:48 -05 (-0500)

For the record, this is definitely not Augustus. No sweet almond scent or flavor. I cooked these mushrooms and the flavor was traditional Agaricus bisporus-like. Perhaps my previous description of “nutty” flavor gave the wrong impression.

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