Agaricus moelleri

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Agaricus moelleri

5 September 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Agaricus placomyces

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, whitish and densely covered with grey scales, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, pale pink, darkening with age to dark brown

Stem

Smooth, base expanded, white, bruising yellow, ring apical, large and pendulous

Flesh

Firm, white, bruising yellow

Smell

Unpleasant

Taste

Unpleasant

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods

Spore Print

Brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (4-6) x (3-4) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous