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  • synonyms: Agaric jaunissant, Giftchampignon, Karbolszagú csiperke, sárguló csiperke, Yellow Stainer
    Agaricus xanthodermus2 Mushroom
    Ref No: 6879
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    location: North America, Europe
    edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
    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, Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
    spore colour: Purplish to black
    habitat: Grows in woods

    Agaricus xanthodermus Genevier syn. Psalliota xanthoderma (Genevier) Richon & Roze. Yellow Stainer, Agaric jaunissant, Giftchampignon, Agarico giallescente, Karbolchampignon, Sárguló csiperke, karbolszagú csiperke. Cap 5–15cm across, subspherical with the top flattened later expanded convex, white at first later often with tiny indistinct greyish-brown scales and bruising bright chrome-yellow, especially towards the margin. Stem 50–150 x 10–20mm, white, bulbous at the base; ring white with a thickened edge which can cause it to appear double. Flesh white, staining chrome-yellow in the stem base. Taste slightly unpleasant, smell slightly of ink. Gills white at first then pale pink, finally grey-brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, sub-globose or ovate, hyaline, 10–20 x 8–14µ. Spore print purple-brown. Spores ellipsoid, 5–6.5 x 3–4µ. Habitat in woods, meadows and gardens. Season summer to autumn. Occasional. Poisonous. The symptoms are sweating, flushing and severe stomach cramps, but only some people are affected. Distribution, America and Europe.

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    Chris von Ruhland (United Kingdom) - 09 December 2024

    Spores showing dextrinoid staining with Melzer's reagent
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    Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 07 June 2024

    Habitat near all the other Agarics species. Find and photo taken by Marjan Kuštera, SERBIA,NIŠ
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    THOMAS pearman (United Kingdom) - 28 August 2024

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    Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2024

    Pod topol¹ w trawie.Gdañsk Oliwa.Poland
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    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 10 April 2024

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    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 10 April 2024

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    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 10 April 2024

    Hungarian name, Sárgulo csiperke
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