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

synonyms: Fenolszagú csiperke, krómsárga csiperke, Weissgrauer Karbolegerling
Agaricus pilatianus Mushroom
Ref No: 6857
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location: Europe
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
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Agaricus pilatianus Bohus syn. A. xanthodermus var. pilatianus Bohus
Weissgrauer Karbolegerling Fenolszagú (krómsárga) csiperke. Cap 6–12cm across, obtusely convex, white at first becoming smoky- or greyish-brown, bruising yellow when young. Stem 40–80 x 15–30mm, cylindrical, slightly clavate or tapering at the base, white becoming tinged ochraceous to brownish; ring white, double. Flesh white, staining yellow in the stem base. Taste strong and unpleasant, smell unpleasant, strongly of carbolic. Gills white at first then pink, finally chocolate brown. Cheilocystidia clavate to broadly clavate, 22–30 x 11–13.5µ. Spore print brown. Spores broadly ovate, 5.5-6.5 x 4.3-5.3µ. Habitat in short grass in gardens or on lawns. Season autumn. Rare. Poisonous. Found In Europe.

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Sharon Baker (Other) - 24 October 2014

I found these on the golf course lawn next to my home. I came here because they look very similar to the agaricus I normally find in the late winter, but have very smooth tops and a strong smell.
Agaricus pilatianus
Adam Scott-Rowley (United Kingdom) - 25 August 2014

Agaricus pilatianus
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 10 April 2009

Hungarian name, Fenolszagu csiperke
Agaricus pilatianus
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