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  • Agaricus pacillator Mushroom
    Ref No: 6856
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    location: North America
    edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
    fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
    normal size: 5-15cm
    cap type: Convex to shield shaped
    stem type: Ring on stem, Bulbous base of stem
    spore colour: Purplish to black
    habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

    Agaricus pocillator Murr. Cap 3-10cm across, convex to flattened at disc; white with minute blackish-gray scales, darker at disc. Gills free; white to pinkish then dark brown. Stem 40-80 x 6-12mm, equal with a distinct, often marginate, small bulb at base; white; smooth above and below ring; ring large, of two distinct layers, membranous. Flesh white, yellowing slightly in stem base. Odor not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores ellipsoid, 4.5-6 x 3-3.8. Deposit deep brown. Habitat often in large numbers in mixed woods. Found in southeastern and eastern North America. Season July-August. Not edible.

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    M David Curtis (United States) - 19 August 2024

    I would have called these mushrooms A. placomyces, except that they lack any distinctive odor or taste, and they change color only very slowly upon bruising or cutting. Found in oak/maple forrest in Ann Arbor, MI 18AUG2011.
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