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Observation 11698: Agaricus L.

When: 2008-09-28

Collection location: Mepkin Abbey, Berkeley Co., South Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Leo Heuser (lheuser)

No specimen available

Notes:
Found under live oak. Spore print chocolate brown. Veil remnants on cap margin.

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Used references: A Field Guide to Southern Mushrooms – Nancy Smith Weber and Alexander H Smith

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welcome to the wonderful world of mushroom taxonomy!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-07 00:07:25 CST (+0800)
aarrrrgh..
By: Leo Heuser (lheuser)
2008-10-02 05:03:26 CST (+0800)

I recant.

no… no…
By: Leo Heuser (lheuser)
2008-10-01 18:25:28 CST (+0800)

I am quite unsure. I simply chose as closely as I could with the resources I have. I would be delighted with a correction. Though, now that you mention it, I’m leaning a bit more toward A. silvaticus, or something similar.

Also, it’s not quite in the woods… more like a lawn with several large oaks.

R U sure?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-01 12:11:29 CST (+0800)

Arora sez argenteus is a “grass-lover”; your mushroom is in a woods.

what characters did you use to get it to species? agaricus is a tough group to ID; photo IDs alone are mostly insufficient.