Name: Agaricus placomyces Peck
Most Confident Observations:
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
Editors: Eddee, Dmitriy Bochkov


Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Agaricus placomyces

Author: Peck

Citation: Ann.Rep.NY.St.Mus.Nat.Hist.29:40(1878) 1876


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Agaricaceae

Genus: Agaricus

Brief Description:

Cap: 5-12 cm, convex to broadly convex or nearly flat in age; dry; covered with brownish fibers and scales, especially over the center; whitish underneath, or pinkish in wet weather.

Gills: Free from the stem; crowded; pale grayish pink, eventually brown.

Stem: 6-15 cm long; 1-1.5 cm. thick; more or less equal, or with an enlarged base (but not typically ending in a small bulb like Agaricus pocillator); fairly smooth; white; bruising yellow, especially at the base; with a persistent ring; the partial veil when still covering the gills developing brownish to yellowish droplets.

Flesh: White throughout, staining bright yellow in the base.

Odor and Taste: Taste not distinctive or somewhat unpleasant; odor usually unpleasant (phenolic), but sometimes not distinctive.

Spore Print: Brown.

Chemical Reactions: Cap yellow with KOH.

Microscopic Features: Spores 5-7 × 3.5-5 µ; broadly elliptical; smooth.

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Created: 2007-06-19 00:53:25 CDT (-0500) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
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