Scaly Wood Mushroom Agaricus silvaticus Schaeffer  


Found scattered or in groups on the ground in coniferous, mixed, or (occasionally) hardwood forests.


Cap: Off-white, dry, covered with dense pinkish-brown scales, convex to nearly flat in age; margin inrolled when young; flesh white, firm, ages/stains pink or red. Gills: grayish-pink to dark reddish-brown (in age), crowded. Stalk: Dingy pink, nearly smooth with scattered fibrils above and below ring; cylindrical or tapers up with rather bulbous base; partial veil may leave persistent, flaring ring; white flesh stains pin or red, hollow (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 16 records in the project database.

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Scaly Wood Mushroom (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Scaly Wood Mushroom (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Scaly Wood Mushroom specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2009). Ovoid; measured 5.0-5.5 X 3.0-3.5 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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