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synonyms: Agaric cultivé, Champignon de Paris, Cultivated Mushroom, Kétspórás csiperke, termesztett csiperke, Pratelle, Zuchtchampignon
Agaricus bisporus Mushroom
Ref No: 6828
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Agaricus bisporus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6829
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: White to cream, Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows on the ground

Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Pilát Zuchtchampignon Agaric cultivé, Pratelle, Champignon de Paris, Kétspórás csiperke, termesztett csiperke, Cultivated Mushroom. Cap 5–12cm across, hemispherical expanding convex, greyish-brown to umber covered in brown radiating fibres and often slightly scaly with age. Stem 35–55 x 8–14mm, white, often flaky below the membranous sheathing ring. Flesh white bruising faintly red. Taste and smell mushroomy. Gills dirty pinkish darkening with age. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, elongate-clavate, 17–44 x 7–14µ. Spore print brown. Spores ovate to subglobose, 4–7.5 x 4–5.5µ. Basidia two-spored, separating this species from the rest of this genus which all have four-spored basidia. Habitat on manure heaps, garden waste and roadsides, not in grass. Season late spring to autumn. Occasional. Edible. Distribution, America and Europe. This species is believed to be the wild ‘parent’ of many of the cultivated crop varieties, all of which have two-spored basidia.

Mushroom Recipes
Scallops with Mushroom Sauce
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 05 January 2013

Tudor Ioana si Paul Covic, Romania 5 ianurie 2013. ciuperca de bãlegar
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