Observation 360971: Agaricus lilaceps Zeller

When: 2019-03-08

Collection location: Point Lobos State Park, Monterey Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Pgrunow

No specimen available

Notes:
Large-sized Agaricus under Monterey Cypress
Medium-brown fibrils on lilac-toned cap with warm brownish-buff spots near center, but no true central disc; the lilac fades off in age becoming a cool light tan-brown; flesh off-white and not staining; in field, weak mushroom scent with mild flavor, in age, odor becomes mustier, but not bad
Spores dark blackish brown, 4-5×5-7; stipe subclavate
2 fbs: one cap 15 cm, other 20 cm
KOH maybe slightly yellowish, but no obvious reaction
specimen photos to be uploaded

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: see description
Used references: Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast,
Fred Stevens Agaricus Key
Based on microscopic features
Based on chemical features

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