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  • synonyms: Agaric des bois, Dünnfleischiger Anisegerling, Karcsú csiperke, Wood Mushroom
    Agaricus sylvicola Mushroom
    Ref No: 6875
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    Agaricus sylvicola2 Mushroom
    Ref No: 6876
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    location: North America, Europe
    edibility: Edible
    fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow
    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 silvicola (Vitt.) Peck. Wood Mushroom, Agaric des bois, Dünnfleischiger Anisegerling, Agarico di boschi, Slanke anijchamignon, Karcsú csiperke. Cap 5–10cm across, convex, cream, readily bruising ochraceous and becoming more yellow with age. Stem 50–80 x 10–15mm, concolorous with the cap, base usually bulbous; ring large and pendulous, upper surface white, lower drab. Flesh thin, white. Taste mushroomy, smell of aniseed. Gills free, pale greyish-pink at first later chocolate brown. Cheilocystidia numerous, thin-walled, oval to subglobose, hyaline, 10–20 x 7–20µ. Spore print purple-brown. Spores ellipsoid 5–6 x 3–4µ. Habitat in coniferous and deciduous woods. Season autumn. Occasional. Edible – good. Distribution, America and Europe.

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    Lucy Danger (United Kingdom) - 12 September 2024

    Unexpected mushrooms from organic compost in polytunnel, Manchester, UK. Sept 2024
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    Paul Kerr (United Kingdom) - 01 June 2024

    I found several large clumps of these very attractive wood mushrooms in Hillsborough Forest NIreland October 2024. Very tempted to bring home but had not tried this species before.
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    Paul Kerr (United Kingdom) - 01 June 2024

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    Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2024

    Na skraju lasu œwierkowego.Dziemiany-Kaszuby.
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    Branislav Uzelac (Yugoslavia) - 17 March 2024

    photo by Goran Miloshevich from Serbia
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