Observation 45992: Agaricus L.

When: 2009-10-22

Collection location: Silver Spring, Montgomery Co., Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: John S. Harper (jsharper)

No specimen available

Cap – 5 inches diameter. Yellowish cream color. One of the two caps had scales. Pileus depth 1 inch (including gills about 0.25 inch).

Stipe – 2.5 – 3 inches high, .75 inches wide,

Gills – Grey brown gills. One photo shows the depth of gills – relatively shallow.

Flesh – Sturdy – not as light as typical A. campestris I find. But breaks relatively easily, slightly less fragile than Russulas.

Spore print – dark brown. Started grayish when collected, turned to coffee cream color

Habitat – between roads on raised median in mowed grass, a few trees on the median as well. Not more than 2 feet from the road.

Spacing – two specimens, within about 18 inches of each other.

Odor could be almond or anise, not very strong, but definitely some odor.

No yellow staining/bruising in stipe or pileus cuticle

I drive by here 2-3 times per week, have not seen A. campestris on this spot before. Did see C. molybidites in this area in September



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