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The cap and stalk


5 - 15 cm


With ring



Spore print

purple brown




Agaricus cupreobrunneus (Jul. Schäff. & Steer) Pilát 1951


Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetideae

Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Agaricus

Subgenus: Rubescentes
Section: Agaricus
Subsection: Campestris

A. Cappelli
Fungi Europaei 1 - Agaricus L.:Fr.(Psalliota), 1984
38, 46, 71, 139, 390, 543
Bruno Cetto
I fungi dal vero vol. 5, 1987
Guillaume Eyssartier, Pierre Roux
Le Guide des Champignons France et Europe
Henning Knudsen & Jan Vesterholt
Funga Nordica 2012
J.Breitenbach / F. Kränzlin
Pilze der Schweiz 4, 1995
Prof. dr. Jelena Vukojević, Ibrahim Hadžić
ATLAS GLJIVA i internacionalni rečnik narodnih imena gljiva
R. Courtecuisse
Mushrooms of Britain & Europe, 1999
366, slika 180
R. Courtecuisse & B. Duhem
Mushrooms & Toadstools of Britain & Europe, 1994
Romano Božac
Enciklopedija GLJIVA 1, 2005
Rose Marie Dähncke
1200 Pilze, 2001
Rudolf Winkler
2000 Pilze, 1996

Scientific name: Agaricus cupreobrunneus (Jul. Schäff. & Steer) Pilát 1951
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 06.12.2015:
Psalliota campestris var. cupreobrunnea Jul. Schäff. & Steer 1939
Psalliota cupreobrunnea (Jul. Schäff. & Steer) F.H. Møller 1950
Habit of Growth: Saprotroph
Protection: Mushroom is not protected

Detailed description

Cap: 5-11 cm across, first hemispherical, later convex to plane, satiny, with fine dark copper brown radial fibrils and with appressed, dark brown fibrillose scales, background is not translucent white, margin is incurved for a long time, smooth, projecting sometimes beyond the lamellae.
Hymenophore: lamellae are pink, quickly becoming red brown, to black brown, broad, free, edges are whitish flocculose.
Spore print: dark purple brown
Spore: elliptic, 6,4-8,7 x 4,4-5,6 μm
Stem: 5-9 x 1-1,5 cm, cylindric, base is little clavate or pointed, young solid, old hollow, white, later pale brown, smooth above the annulus, brownish floccose fibrillose on a pale background below, annulus membranous, pendent, upper surface is finely striate.
Flesh: whitish, if cut turning red brown, thick in center, thin toward the margin, odor is musty, unpleasant, taste is mild, little unpleasant.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious or grouped in meadows and pastures, on nutrient rich soils, grows from early summer to fall.
Edibility: edible

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