Agaricus sylvicola

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Agaricus sylvicola

October 2004 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Wood Mushroom

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, white, developing a yellowish tinge, sometimes with a purplish tinge, bruising yellow, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, pinkish, then dark brown to blackish

Stem

Equal, often slender, sometimes twisted, base usually expanded, white, bruising yellow, ring large, fleshy and near the apex, often with buried mycelial strands at the base

Flesh

White, firm

Smell

Aniseed

Taste

Mushroomy, pleasant

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In woods

Spore Print

Purple-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (5-6) x (3-4) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored.

Edibility

Edible, good