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Yellow Stainer

Agaricus xanthodermus


White Agaricus mushrooms with caps about 90 mm wide and wide flat umbos. The mature mushroom caps showed fragments of cortina along the margin. The gills were crowded and a beautiful deep pink. The stipe had a delicately attached ring with a flocculated underside. The stipe above the ring had a pink blush and the part be below the ring was white. The young caps were squarish in appearance ( pic #4) with long stipes. The mushrooms grew in clumps on grass and they stained yellow when bruised (pics 5 &6)


Grassy verge in a reserve. Said to be an introduced species.


These mushrooms are everywhere this year. They have fleshy caps and thin gills. The squarish caps of the young mushrooms are quite distinctive and interesting.

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 5, 2013
Submitted on Jun 9, 2013

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