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

synonyms: Lilásvörös csiperke
Agaricus porphyrizon Mushroom
Ref No: 6860
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Violet or purple
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: Grows in woods

Agaricus porphyrizon (Cke.) Orton Lilásvörös csiperke. Cap 4-10cm across, convex; whitish with purplish-lilac adpressed scales and fibrils, darker at center, bruising dull yellow; smooth. Gills free, crowded; white to pinkish then brown. Stem 50-100 x 12-20mm, clavate; white, staining yellow when touched; smooth; ring membranous, thin, simple. Flesh white staining yellowish in stem, especially at base. Odor pleasant, of almonds. Taste pleasant, of almonds. Spores ovoid, 4.5-5.6 x 3.2-3.8µ. Deposit deep brown. Habitat in mixed woodlands, mostly conifers. Found in Colorado. Season September. Edible. Comment This species does not satisfactorily fit any current American taxa but does agree very well with the European name given here, particularly in the very narrow spores.

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