Observation 58271: Leucoagaricus leucothites (Vittad.) M.M. Moser ex Bon

in grass. the closest that I could get in Fred Steven’s Agaricus key was A. benesii, but it just doesn’t stain all that red and not at all on the cap and it’s too delicate for that species.



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-19% (3)
Recognized by sight: soft white caps, gills start out white, small to medium sized, no obvious staining, perronate annulus, bruised a bit red-brown on stipe when older specimens were cut or bruised.
Based on chemical features: KOH negative; faint odor of anise.
92% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Bulbous base, reddish stains, gills stay pale for a long time

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They can be remarkable similar
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-08 08:15:08 PST (-0800)

… they really put the Agaricus in Leucoagaricus!

you’re right, Christian…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-11-08 07:13:13 PST (-0800)

it faked me out! The gills are going brown, but w/out spore drop. The brown staining on stalk, fragile texture, etc. all fit. I must’ve had agaricus on the brain! I even smelled anise with this one…

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