Agaricus comtulus

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Mushrooms

Mushrooms

By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Agaricus comtulus Fr. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 2–4cm across, convex expanding flat; white to ochraceous-cream. Stem 30–50×4–6mm; white or creamy, not bruising yellow; ring white and membranous. Flesh white, but yellowing slightly in the stem base; taste almondy, smell faintly of almonds or aniseed. Gills free; flesh-pink at first, darkening with age. Spores ovate, 4.5–5.5×3–3.5¼. Spore print brown. Habitat in pastureland; late summer to autumn. Occasional. Edible.

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