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Agaricus xanthodermus var. griseus (A. Pearson) Bon & Cappelli 1983


The cap and stalk


5 - 15 cm


With ring



Spore print

purple brown




Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetideae

Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Agaricus

Subgenus: Flavescens
Section: Xanthodermatei
Subsection: Xanthoderma

Published in

A. Cappelli
Fungi Europaei 1 - Agaricus L.:Fr.(Psalliota), 1984
41, 63, 87, 318, 504, 552
Bruno Cetto
I fungi dal vero vol. 2, 1996
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 & B. Duhem
Mushrooms & Toadstools of Britain & Europe, 1994
Romano Božac
Enciklopedija GLJIVA 1, 2005
Zlatko Ivec
eBook: Gobe 10, Pilze 10, Mushrooms 10, 2013

Scientific name: Agaricus xanthodermus var. griseus (A. Pearson) Bon & Cappelli 1983
Synonyms: Index Fungorum 06.12.2015:
Agaricus xanthodermus Genev. 1876
Habit of Growth: Saprotroph
Protection: Mushroom is not protected

Detailed description

Cap: 5-8(12) cm across, young hemispherical and in cross section trapezoidal, young radially fibered, later tearing in small radially arranged scales, gray brown to gray ocher, margin is acute and long inrolled.
Hymenophore: lamellae are first gray pink, later increasing purple brown to purple black, narrow, free.
Spore print: dark purple brown
Spore: broadly elliptic, light honey brown, thick walled, 4,8-6,2 x 3,7-4,7 μm
Stem: 5-12 x 1-1,5 cm, cylindric, base is bulbous, over the ring whitish to pale pink, smooth, under the ring whitish, smooth, ring is whitish, membranous, hanging, upper side is smooth, under side is finely flaky, outside of base, flesh, if rubbed, or if cut strongly yellowish, first full, later hollow.
Flesh: whitish, if cut only little yellowish, thick, odor is weak carbolelike, taste is mild, unpleasant.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious in sparse hardwood forests, under bushes, in parks, between grass or earth, grows from summer to fall.
Edibility: poisonous

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