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Agaricus sylvaticus, Agaricus silvaticus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

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  • synonyms: Agaric des foręts, Blushing Wood Mushroom, Echter Waldchampignon, Erdei csiperke, fenyőerdei csiperke, Psalliote des foręts
    Agaricus sylvaticus Mushroom
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    location: North America, Europe
    edibility: Edible
    fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Brown
    normal size: 5-15cm
    cap type: Convex to shield shaped
    stem type: Ring on stem
    flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
    spore colour: Purplish to black
    habitat: Grows in woods

    Agaricus sylvaticus Schaeff. ex Secr., Agaricus silvaticus, Echter Waldchampignon, Agaric des foręts, Psalliote des foręts, Erdei csiperke, fenyőerdei csiperke, Blushing Wood Mushroom Cap 5–10cm across, convex, covered in ochre to brown fibrils breaking up into small adpressed scales. Stem 50–80 x 10–12mm, whitish sometimes with brownish fibrous scales below the dirty brown ring. Flesh white, reddening on cutting when fresh, later turning brownish. Taste and smell not distinctive. Gills pale at first then reddish, later dark brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, clavate. Spore print brown. Spores ovoid, 4.5–6 x 3–3.5µ. Habitat coniferous woods. Season summer to autumn. Rare. Edible – good. Distribution, America and Europe.
    A. haemorrhoidarius (formerly a subspecies of A. silvaticus) is distinguished by its different habitat; it grows in deciduous woods. Distribution, America and Europe.

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    Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 10 June 2024

    AGARICUS SILVATICUS - Site in the area Zaplanje (city of Nis), Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
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    Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 05 October 2024

    Leicester, England, Oct 2024
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    Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2024

    Rezerwat Przyrody Szczyt Wie¿yca.Kaszuby.Poland
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    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 05 February 2024

    Hungarian names, Fenyöerdei csiperke, Erdei csiperke
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    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 24 October 2024

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