Observation 79541: Agaricus californicus Peck

When: 2011-10-14

Collection location: University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), Berkeley, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sydney (sydneyg)

No specimen available

Mushroom was growing on a lawn on UC Berkeley’s campus. Mushroom is mostly white with brown on top, slightly phenolic smell and only turns yellow when stained with KOH. Does not turn yellow from touching it. Has a distinct skirt like annulus and brown spores.


Shows the coloration of the mushroom
A very young specimen
brown smooth spores at 40x
skirtlike annulus

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need scale bar
By: Nhu Nguyen (xerantheum)
2011-10-19 14:22:08 CDT (-0400)

Scale bars would be very useful for spore measurements. I’d replace that with a better photo.

Created: 2011-10-14 14:28:34 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2013-07-22 16:07:04 CDT (-0400)
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