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  • synonyms: Seidenweisser Egerling
    Agaricus excellens Mushroom
    Ref No: 6842
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    location: Europe
    edibility: Edible
    fungus colour: White to cream
    normal size: 5-15cm
    cap type: Convex to shield shaped
    stem type: Ring on stem
    spore colour: Purplish to black
    habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

    Agaricus excellens (Møller) Møller syn. Psalliota excellens Møller
    Seidenweisser Egerling Cap 10–15cm across, convex, white and silky, yellowing slightly at the centre especially with age, densely covered in minute fibrous scales of the same colour. Stem 100–140 x 20–35mm, white; ring thick and white, the underside scaly. Flesh thick, white, becoming more or less pink on cutting. Taste sweet and mushroomy, smell slightly of aniseed. Gills pale grey-pink. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, globose or ovate to broadly clavate, hyaline, 10–38 x 5–16µ. Spore print brown. Spores elliptic, 9–12 x 5–7µ. Habitat amongst grass in open woodland, especially spruce. Season autumn. Rare. Edible. Found In Europe.

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    Franco Canale (Canada) - 17 October 2024

    I suspect it could be Agaricus...but which one?
    Agaricus excellens
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