When: 2002-10-18

Collection location: Burbank, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

Found growing in my garden where the previous spring I had buried a failed “A. brasiliensis” kit from Mushroom Adventures.

As Mike Wood points out in his comment, A. brasiliensis has been synonymized with A. subrufescens.

Later fruiting in the same area as observation 550

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Agaricus subrufescens
By: Tex (texicano)
2010-11-06 06:40:34 PDT (-0700)

Obviously the scientific naming should go to the author who first described and named the mushroom, which in this case seems to be Agaricus subrufescens by Peck, which should now be considered the correct scientific name.
Thank you very much for trying to correct the name with the rest of the world, especially Brazil.

Agaricus subrufescens tem uma nomenclatura longa e confusa devido ao seu habitat variável no planeta. Agaricus subrufescens foi conhecido e erradamente confundido por muitos nomes científicos, tais como Agaricus blazei, Agaricus blazei Murrill, Agaricus blazei ss. Heinemann, ABM, Agaricus brasiliensis, Agaricus sylvaticus e Agaricus fabaceus, que agora, devido às pesquisas recentes, deveria ser comumente referido e considerado homologados, o MESMO nome, do que a antiga e considerada o nome mais correto, Agaricus subrufescens. Agaricus subrufescens foi primeiramente descrita in 1893 por CH Peck, o botânico Estado de Nova York. (Kerrigan 2005)

Changed name to A. subrufescens…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2006-08-03 22:19:36 PDT (-0700)

Thanks Mike! I just looked at the article you referenced and I see what you mean.

Agaricus subrufescens is correct name
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2006-08-03 22:08:50 PDT (-0700)

According to a recent article the Richard Kerrigan, the correct name for this taxa is Agaricus subrufescens:

Kerrigan, Richard. Agaricus subrufescens, a cultivated edible and medicinal mushroom, and its synonyms. Mycologia 97: 12-14. 2005.