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

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 2011

AGARICUS SILVATICUS - Site in the area Zaplanje (city of Nis), Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 05 October 2010

Leicester, England, Oct 2010
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2010

Rezerwat Przyrody Szczyt Wie¿yca.Kaszuby.Poland
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 05 February 2009

Hungarian names, Fenyöerdei csiperke, Erdei csiperke
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 24 October 2008

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