Observation 11276: Agaricus L.

When: 2008-09-17

Collection location: Japan [Click for map]

Who: forestwander

No specimen available

Found in dense bamboo forest. Specimen was growing directly next to a thick bamboo tree. Could not get a good photo due to lack of light. Walked onto the trail to get enough light for my phone camera.

Side note: across the trail is a forest more like we experience in U.S. This is typical in the areas where I look for mushrooms. It’s like day and night. One second you’re in a forest like u.s. then all of a sudden you’re are in a bamboo forest with totally different bugs, little crabs scurrying, and the soil mixed with bamboo leaves creating a unique compost. It’s strange. I have found alot of mushrooms in Bamboo side, but not as many as the non-bamboo side. Wow, I need to learn some words to describe this better.


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Recognized by sight: The pink gills and annulus are characteristic of a young Agaricus. You’re on your own for the species— I think Agaricus species are difficult to distinguish.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-18 03:12:43 CDT (-0400)

Pink free-looking gills (if you’re going to do this a lot it may be worth investing in a real camera, and even a tripod; as it is, it’s not 100% clear if the gills are really free here). That suggests Pluteus to me, but there’s quite a skirt-like ring on the stem … young Agaricus, perhaps, or (less likely) Lepiota (ring type unusual for that genus) or Amanita (gill color unusual for that genus).

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