Observation 46118: Agaricus L.

When: 2010-05-31

Collection location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Rick (ShroomLover)

No specimen available

Found growing on grass under a Pine tree. Largest specimen is 12 cm high. Stem measured 7 cm long X 2 cm wide. Caps more or less convex, ring is narrow, delicate. Gills are light brown, spores are dark. Looks to be a good edible mushroom, Agaricus Campestris.

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-24% (4)
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Cap is strongly convex and strongly lobate, base is rather long and doesn’t taper to a point, the veil is too thick (as Doug metnioned), and cap is too shiny. I would expect to see yellowing somewhere on these.

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Agaricus campestris observation
By: Rick (ShroomLover)
2010-06-01 14:26:28 BST (+0100)

Odors, reminded me of bread dough a bit.

How well do you know this one?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-06-01 14:05:33 BST (+0100)

Are you sure on this one? Not that I’m a big Agaricus type of guy, but usually I think of A. campestris as having a thinner veil, and breaks closer to the stipe, so it doesn’t leave that much of a remnant annulus. Also the stipe tends to taper towards the base, and these almost thicken towards the base, and some have a slightly bulbous base. Did you get any notes on the possible odors here?

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