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synonyms: Agaric des jachčres, Anischampignon, Boule de neige, Erdőszéli csiperke, Horse Mushroom
Agaricus arvensis GK Mushroom
Ref No: 6815
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Agaricus arvensis Mushroom
Ref No: 6816
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Agaricus arvensis2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6817
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Agaricus arvensis 3 Mushroom
Ref No: 6819
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Agaricus arvensisF Mushroom
Ref No: 6820
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Ref No: 9810
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Agaricus arvensis Schaeff. ex Secr. s. Lange non Cooke syn. Psalliota arvensis (Schaeff. ex Secr.) Kummer. Horse Mushroom, Agaric des jachčres, Boule de neige, Anischampignon, Erdőszéli csiperke, Prataiolo, maggiore, Anijschampignon, Akkerchampignon. Cap 8–20cm across, ovate at first expanding convex, creamy white yellowing slightly with age or on bruising. Stem 80–100 x 20–30mm, often slightly clavate at the base, concolorous with the cap, the ring is formed of a double membrane, the lower splitting into a star-shape around the stem. Flesh white, thick and firm in the cap, pithy in the stem which tends to become hollow. Taste mushroomy, smell of aniseed. Gills free, white at first then flesh-pink, finally chocolate brown with age. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, ovate balloon-shaped 11–26 x 9–18(21)µ. Spore print dark purple-brown. Spores ellipsoid, 7–8 x 4.5–5µ. Habitat amongst grass in pasture or thickets often in rings. Season autumn. Frequent. Edible – excellent. Distribution, America and Europe.

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frank bibbo (United States) - 25 September 2013

Late September in the Catskill Region of New York State: USA.
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Lynn Pepper (United Kingdom) - 17 July 2012

Growing on a lawn at the school where I work. they start off in a ball and open out. They grow quite large, maybe 6 inches across or more. It has been very wet and warm here this past week.
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 15 May 2012

Municipality Gadžin Han, Long Polyana village (Dubac), South Serbia, SERBIA.
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Ian Cunningham (United Kingdom) - 02 September 2010

Found in pasture near Little Linford Wood, Milton Keynes.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2010

W zabytkowym Parku Jelitkowskim.Gdañsk
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2010

Gdañsk Jelitkowo.Zabytkowy park nadmorski
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 04 February 2009

Hungarian name, Erdöszéli csiperke
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 02 February 2009

Hungarian name, Erdöszéli csiperke
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 27 January 2009

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