No Common Name Agaricus placomyces Wasser  

Status:

Scattered or groups in hardwood forests, grassy areas with trees, and on sawdust piles.

Description:

White cap with tiny grayish-brown scales; unpleasant odor. Gills white but rapidly becoming pink, then rose, and dark brown with age; crowded; white membranous veil covers young gills. Stalk white, flesh in base stains yellow, abruptly bulbous base. Ring on stalk has cottony patches on underside (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 25 records in the project database.

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Agaricus placomyces (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/26/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Agaricus placomyces (gills, ring, and bulb) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/26/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Agaricus placomyces growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/26/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spored from a specimen of Agaricus placomyces collected in Howard Co., Maryland (9/26/2011). Oval to elliptic, smooth, hyaline; measured 4.5-5.3 X 3.3-3.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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