Agaricus sylvicola (Wood Mushroom)
Europe, North America
Cap 6-14 cm diameter, stem 5-8 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm diameter
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Agaricus sylvicola, commonly known as the Wood Mushroom, is a medium or large agaric with a creamy white cap, pinkish or chocolate-coloured gills, a stem with a ring and a bulbous base. The mushroom grows in trooping groups on soil in coniferous woods, favouring spruce.

Cap cream-coloured, bruising ochraceous and generally yellowing with age. It is at first sub-spherical or ovoid, becoming broadly convex and flattened. The flesh is white, unchanging and firm. Gills free from the stem, crowded, pinkish at first but turn greyish-pink and then chocolate brown as the spores mature. Stem white at first and turns yellow-grey as the fruit body matures with a small bulb at the base. The ring is single, large, pendulous, superior and attached high on the stem. Spore print chocolate brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal to ovoid in shape, exhibiting a smooth surface and measuring approximately 5-6.5 µm in length and 3.5-4.5 µm in width.

Agaricus sylvicola on the web site.
Agaricus sylvicola on the web site.

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