Observation 74186: Agaricus pocillator Murrill

When: 2011-08-18

Collection location: Washington Crossing State Park, Mercer Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

Notes:
A fairly diminutive and fragile-looking Agaricus basidiocarp growing on leaf litter under deciduous trees. Has an interesting odor — first it smelled faintly of a minty toothpaste; when cut in two, the odor was reminiscent of a gouache paint.

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The stipal bulb context stains rich yellow instantly upon exposure to air
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Staining of the context with 3% KOH (aq); the cap stains pale yellow (not shown)

Proposed Names

85% (1)
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Used references: 1) “Mushroom and Other Fungi of North America” by R. Phillips
2)MushroomExpert.com
Based on chemical features: KOH stains the cap and context yellow

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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