The mushrooms

discover our mushroom apps

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

  • el
  • pt
  • synonyms: Agaric à grande spores, Grosssporiger Egerling, Nagyspórás csiperke
    Agaricus macrosporus Mushroom
    Ref No: 6853
    Buy this image
    location: Europe
    edibility: Edible
    fungus colour: White to cream
    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

    Agaricus macrosporus (Møller & Schaeff.) Pilát syn. Psalliota subsp. macrospora Møller & Schaeff. Grosssporiger Egerling Agaric à grande spores Nagyspórás csiperke. Cap 8–25(50)cm across, convex, whitish splitting into large ochraceous scales or patches and the margin becoming toothed with age. Stem 50–100 x 25–35mm, frequently with a fusiform rooting base, whitish cream covered in easily removable floccules; ring thick and scaly on the underside. Flesh firm and whitish, sometimes reddening in the stem on cutting. Taste mushroomy, smell faint of crushed almonds when young, rapidly smelling more ammoniacal. Gills whitish-grey at first, finally dark brown. Cheilocystidia numerous, ovate, 8–31 x 6–16µ. Spore print brown. Spores ellipsoid, 8–12 x 5.5–6.5µ. Habitat in rings in pastureland. Season summer to autumn. Occasional. Edible – good. Found In Europe.

    Members' images and comments

    Click here to upload and share your photos and comments about this mushroom (JPEG only please).
    lee collins (United Kingdom) - 15 September 2024

    Agaricus macrosporus
    Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 09 September 2024

    Aug 2024, Whetstone, Leicestershire, Cap; 31cm

    Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 30 September 2024

    Agaricus macrosporus.
    Agaricus macrosporus
    Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 24 November 2024

    A urinascens. Biggest I've ever seen. Over 20cm cap. Whetstone, Leicestershire, UK. November 2024.
    Agaricus macrosporus
    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 February 2024

    Hungarian name, Nagysporás csiperke
    Agaricus macrosporus
    By uploading images and text you hereby warrant that you are the legal owner of this material and agree, without limitation, to permit Rogers Plants Ltd to publish such images and text on this Rogers Plants website. Rogers Plants Ltd reserves the right to remove any member images or text at its sole discretion.
    © 2024-2015 Rogers Plants Ltd. All rights reserved. The text and photographs on this site may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Rogers Plants Ltd. Please see our Terms and Conditions. Site by Glide Technologies Ltd. Poisoning Disclaimer.
    Don't forget to visit our sister sites RogersRoses and RogersTreesandShrubs.