miked's picture

_MG_1070 agaricus

Observed: 10th September 2011 By: miked
iSpot team
Fungi and Lichens expert
_MG_1070
_MG_1070 1
Description:

Growing in clumps by roadside under oak/birch woodland on sandy soil. No particular smell, rather little colour change (certainly not yellow) when base of stem scratched but instant chrome yellow when cap scratched, cap picture is a bit underexposed, its whiter than shown. colour of cap rather variable, out of about 10 specimens in small area most started off with brownish patches then ended up white.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

I was asked to id some A

I was asked to id some A xanthodermus and got very little colour change. A drop of KOH caused instant bright yellow on the cap so if you have some handy.

miked's picture

Thanks, I did n't happen to

Thanks, I did n't happen to have potassium hydroxide to hand. I wonder if these have been collected as there were a couple of people with baskets collecting b.badius nearby and these ones were so obvious all along the road.