Observation 19094: Agaricus L.

Small cluster scattered in leaves of lenga forest; CAP around 4 cm, dry, fibrillose with appressed fibrils; GILLS free(!?); STIPE whitish but with cinnamon stains, white-cottony texture, rhizomorphs attaching tons of leaf litter to base, solid to slightly hollow in bottom half, flesh white but staining cinnamon near base; VEIL pale cortina, evanescent; SPORE print failed — couldn’t see print on white paper if any spores dropped, nor could I see any spores on the gills at 20x, nor anything on the stipe; OTHER faint but distinctive almond odor. With free gills the spore print must be white, right? But those brownish gills??…

(number 0228.19, page 195)

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Recognized by sight: Seems like a perfect Agaricus, bruising or aging yellowish, almondy odor, a thin ring, probably dark brown spores

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Oh yeah…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-03-04 11:42:17 CST (-0600)

Haha! Didn’t consider Agaricus. But it really looks nothing like an Agaricus to me — gills are never pink (I have specimens in every stage of development in the photos), the veil is a cortina not membranous, the stature feels wrong, …

I guess Coprinus has free gills, too, come to think of it, but obviously not it either.

Free gills & dark spores → Agaricus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-03-04 11:16:24 CST (-0600)