When: 2012-04-23

Collection location: Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: zack mikalonis (zackm)

No specimen available

a red-bleeding agaricus. picked by a 7-yr old in our group, so I don’t know what habitat it came from. from TNC train between prisoners harbor and pelican bay. I thought that it smelt bad, others thought it smelt “good” or “mushroomy”

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Recognized by sight
11% (2)
Recognized by sight: whitish cap, red bleeding, odor variably interpreted as mushroomy/good or briny/bad
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Rick Kerrigan told me in person that A. bernardii is one of the few Agaricus species which is the same in California and Europe.

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