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Endoptychum agaricoides.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

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  • synonyms: Chlorophyllum agaricoides
    Endoptychum agaricoides Mushroom
    Ref No: 7689
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    location: North America
    edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
    fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow, Grey to beige
    normal size: 5-15cm
    cap type: Other
    stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
    flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
    spore colour: Light to dark brown
    habitat: Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides , Grows underground

    Endoptychum agaricoides Czerniaiev New syn. Chlorophyllum agaricoides Cap 1-7cm across, 2-10cm high, oval to rounded and generally wider at the base; white becoming dingy to tan; smooth with minute hairs, sometimes becoming scaly. Spore mass like contorted gills, chambered; whitish becoming pale brown in maturity; sometimes slightly powdery. Stem barely exposed, extending up into gleba, attached by a cord to the ground; whitish becoming yellowish. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, brownish, 6.5-8 x 5.5-7. Habitat scattered, in groups, or even in dense clusters on lawns, flower beds, pastures, and cultivated or wasteland. Sometimes abundant. Found widely distributed throughout North America. Season May-October. Edibility not known.

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