Observation 6933: Agaricus L.

When: 2008-02-24

Collection location: Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

I wonder what species this one is.


Proposed Names

92% (2)
Recognized by sight: Obvious red staining.
Based on chemical features: Pleasant mushroomy smell, no almond or inky overtones.
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Large, in the woods, smooth stem. Reddish coloration and pleasant odor argues against.
-15% (3)
Recognized by sight: Large, staining red

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-02-05 07:57:12 PST (-0800)

so if that species, then it should smell phenolic not pleasant.

that very shaggy/fluffy lower stipe reminds me of subrutilescens, but that one doesn’t redden.

could be Agaricus fuscofibrillosus, which does redden, is pleasant smelling and a very good edible sp., according to some.