Observation 55082: Agaricus L.

When: 2010-10-08

Collection location: Central Park North, New York, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: damon brunette (damonbrunette)

No specimen available

Found in hardpacked dirt in central park. Volva hardly present. Veil was still attached to gills, cottony at the margin, no ring present. Smelled of almond extract… Walt has a chemical name for this i forget what it is…
KOH yellow on stem and cap. White gills.

[admin – Sun Nov 14 14:13:27 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Central Park, North, NY NY’ to ‘Central Park North, New York, New York, USA

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By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-10 02:19:56 CEST (+0200)

Thanks guys.

Surface/context of Amanita bisporigera
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-10-09 16:05:11 CEST (+0200)

turns yellow with application of KOH. But this obs looks much more like Agaricus arvensis to me. A. arvensis also turns yellow with KOH. Young specimens of A. arvensis sometimes show very pale gills…. just a tad off white.

By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-10-09 04:32:35 CEST (+0200)

Are you sure it wasn’t an agaricus at an early (white gill) state?

The yellowing flesh and almond odour seem like agaricus hallmarks.

I’m not sure how the nearly nonexistent volva plays in there, perhaps part of an expanding stem?

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