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  • synonyms: Agaric des jachčres, Anischampignon, Boule de neige, Erdőszéli csiperke, Horse Mushroom
    Agaricus arvensis GK Mushroom
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    Agaricus arvensis 3 Mushroom
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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 2024

    Late September in the Catskill Region of New York State: USA.
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    Lynn Pepper (United Kingdom) - 17 July 2024

    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 2024

    Municipality Gadžin Han, Long Polyana village (Dubac), South Serbia, SERBIA.
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    Ian Cunningham (United Kingdom) - 02 September 2024

    Found in pasture near Little Linford Wood, Milton Keynes.
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    Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2024

    W zabytkowym Parku Jelitkowskim.Gdañsk
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    Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2024

    Gdañsk Jelitkowo.Zabytkowy park nadmorski
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    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 04 February 2024

    Hungarian name, Erdöszéli csiperke
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    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 02 February 2024

    Hungarian name, Erdöszéli csiperke
    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 27 January 2024

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