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Mushrooms: Agaricus stramineus (Schaeff. Moeller) Sing.

Mushrooms: Agaricus stramineus (Schaeff. Moeller) Sing.

Class: Basidiomycetes
Scientific name: Agaricus stramineus (Schaeff. Moeller) Sing.

Morphological characteristics

Hat: diameter up to 12 cm, hemispherical then convex-flattened, sometimes slightly flattened in the center; cream or straw-colored film, deeply chapped up to the dry meat; covered with yellowish-brown scales, concentric around the disc.
Gills: dense, free, at first gray-flesh-colored, then brown-reddish-blackish, with pale rim.
Stem: 6-10 x 2.5-3 cm, short, stocky and ventricular, pointed at the bottom; white, full, externally scaly-flaky. When pressed, it turns yellowish. White, membranous, wide, fragile, descending ring, scaly areolate on the lower face.
Meat: thick, white, slightly red to fracture red. Smell of bitter almonds.
spore: oval, brown; blackish-brown powder.

Agaricus stramineus (Schaeff. Moeller) Sing. (photo F. Mondello AMB Messina Group)

Edibility, habitat and observations

Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophyte mushroom.
It grows in fields and meadows, sometimes in circles, in the summer.
Good edible.


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