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The cap and stalk


Less than 5 cm


Simple stem



Spore print

purple brown




Agaricus luteomaculatus (F.H. Møller) F.H. Møller 1952


Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetideae

Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Agaricus

Subgenus: Flavescens
Section: Minores
Subsection: Semotus

A. Cappelli
Fungi Europaei 1 - Agaricus L.:Fr.(Psalliota), 1984
41, 61, 86, 307, 496, 546
J.Breitenbach / F. Kränzlin
Pilze der Schweiz 4, 1995
Meinhard Moser
Kleine Kryptogamenflora Band IIb/2, 1978
Rudolf Winkler
2000 Pilze, 1996

Scientific name: Agaricus luteomaculatus (F.H. Møller) F.H. Møller 1952
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 06.12.2015:
Psalliota luteomaculata F.H. Møller 1952
Habit of Growth: Saprotroph
Protection: Mushroom is not protected
Trees: Picea (Spruce)d0d0d0

Detailed description

Cap: 3-5 cm across, first hemispherical, soon conic, old plane, with a small obtuse umbo, smooth to finely fibrillose floccose, straw to gold yellow, if touched yellowing, center and the marginal zone are purple to lilac brownish, margin is acute and split in age.
Hymenophore: lamellae are young pale gray, old dark gray purple brown, broad, free, often forked on stem, edges are white denticulate.
Spore print: dark purple brown
Spore: elliptic, 4,7-5,9 x 3,2-4,1 μm
Stem: 3-4 x 0,5-0,7 cm, cylindric, base is clavate bulbous, hollow, rigid, fragile, smooth, young whitish, if touched yellow, old purple brown, annulus white, thin pendent, very fugacious.
Flesh: whitish, if cut yellow, thin, odor is pleasant like anise or almonds, taste is mild.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious in coniferous forests and mixed hardwood conifer forests, under spruce on needle litter, grows from summer to fall.
Edibility: inedible
Remarks: similar with Agaricus purpurellus, which is lilac, and with Agaricus xantholepis, which has purple tones on cup.

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