Observation 95337: Agaricus xanthodermus Genev.
When: 2012-05-22
Collection location: Salem, Oregon, USA [Click for map]
Who: Darsken
No herbarium specimen

Notes: It grows next to a brick column. There is a group bird’s nest in the roofing above it. I was told it regrows in that spot repeatedly. It was growing in soil that had bushes nearby but not close to it. There were no other mushrooms in the area. Due to time constraints and being on a property not my own (with owner’s permission to be there, but not to pick fungi), I was unable to identify scent, taste, staining, or bruising.
It is short, about two-three inches from ground to top of cap. The cap is approximately 3.75 inches across.

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Copyright © 2012 Sean Capers
Sorry for the hand, the images without it had bad lighting.
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Copyright © 2012 Sean Capers
Sorry for the bad lighting, time constraints made it so I couldn’t get better images.
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Copyright © 2012 Sean Capers
Sorry for the bad lighting, time constraints made it so I couldn’t get better images.
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The gills are a creamy brown, they are long and spaced approximately 0.75 cm.

Proposed Names

45% (2)
Recognized by sight
-11% (4)
Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified. This specimen seems small for the species, but it may have used most of the available substrate already (“regrows in that spot repeatedly”). Large scaley patches on the cap arranged in nearly circular rings, especially in “dry” conditions. We recently had 15 days of nice weather with almost no rainfall.
49% (4)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Cracking is common on drier xanthodermus

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Urban habitat
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-05-23 11:35:02 CDT (-0400)

and dark colors look good for something in section Xanthodermati.

Should stain yellow and smell chemical, like phenol, pen ink, paste, etc.

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