Agrocybe cylindracea

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Agrocybe cylindracea

18 October 2009 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, smooth, sometimes cracked, whitish to pale buff, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Adnate or slightly decurrent, whitish then pale brown

Stem

+/- equal, fibrous, with a fleshy apical ring, whitish

Flesh

Firm, whitish

Smell

Pleasant, nutty, sweetish, like old dregs of red wine: Roger Phillips compares the smell to old wine casks.

Taste

Nutty

Season

All year

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On living and dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

Hazel brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (8.5-10.5) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Edible