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  • Agaricus micromegathus Mushroom
    Ref No: 6854
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    Agaricus micromegathus2 Mushroom
    Ref No: 6855
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    location: North America
    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: Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

    Agaricus micromegethus Pk. Cap 2.5-6cm across, convex with flattened disc; cream with darker innate fibrils, fibers dull yellowish brown to brown, staining stronger yellow when bruised. Gills free; white to grayish then dark brown. Stem 25-50 x 6-l0mm, equal; white staining yellowish; smooth above the ring, slightly fibrillose below; ring thin, single, often vanishing, white. Flesh white, discoloring yellowish. Odor pleasant. Taste pleasant. Spores ovoid to ellipsoid, 4.5-5.5 x 3.5-4. Deposit dark brown. Habitat in open pastures and meadows. Frequent. Found east of the Great Plains. Season July-September. Edible. Comment The collection illustrated was found in mixed woodlands in Oregon.

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