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Agaricus langei.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Grosser Waldegerling, Hegyi csiperke, Scaly Wood Mushroom, Waldegerling
Agaricus langei2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6844
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Ref No: 6846
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Ref No: 6848
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Ref No: 9814
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location: Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: White to cream, Red or redish or pink
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Distinctly scaly
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Agaricus langei (Møller) Møller syn. Psalliota langei Møller
Grosser Waldegerling Hegyi csiperke Scaly Wood Mushroom Cap 4–12cm across, convex, densely covered in fine rust brown fibrous scales. Stem 30–120 x 15–30mm, whitish with pink tinge and slightly mealy beneath the white pendulous ring. Flesh white gradually becoming bright red on cutting. Taste and smell pleasant and mushroomy. Gills pale fawny-pink at first becoming darker with age. Cheilocysitidia numerous, thin-walled, tufted, ovate to broadly-clavate, hyaline or brownish, 20–50 x 10–30µ. Spore print purple-brown. Spores elliptic, 7–9 x 3.5–5µ. Habitat in coniferous or mixed woods. Season late summer to autumn. Occasional. Edible – good. Found In Europe.

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