Observation 52033: Agaricus abruptibulbus Peck

When: 2010-09-05

Collection location: Rickett’s Glen SP, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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Small abrupt bulb on stipe base. Pleasant odor of almonds.



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By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-09-06 13:52:48 CDT (-0400)

Are you suggesting that the mushrooms are the same species because of the veil covering the gills? There are quite a few species of mushrooms with veils that cover the gills, check out all Agaricus, most Amanita, some Lepiota, Pholiota, Stropharia, Armillaria and many, many more.

You should check out field guides for your area, I don’t hunt in Virgina, so you should try asking someone that posts here from near you. And look for a mushroom groups in your area perhaps, that is the best way to learn a lot quickly.

Your photo of Agaricus abruptibulbus! Mystery solved???
By: Brian (irishodell)
2010-09-06 12:35:36 CDT (-0400)

Hi! I am new to the mushroom hunting “business” and have found myself absolutely facinated!! I JUST found a large area near our farm in Virginia with mushrooms pictured in your photo and have been baffled as to what they are!! I will attempt to attach or post some photo’s I took; my son said they looked like “snowmen”. I then noticed a fully matured one about 5 meters away; are these the “Death Cap” or “Angel of Death” mushrooms I’ve been reading so much about?? Thanks so much…your photo was the only one I have been able to find that showed the “veil” covering the gills underneath, so I am sure it is the same type!!!

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