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Agaricus sp., Seaford Head

Observed: 24th September 2011 By: martinjohnbishopmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Coastal grassland on cliff top

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.

Species with which Agaricus interacts

Comments

miked's picture

If it had a smell/colour

If it had a smell/colour change then it might have been A. bernardii. Sometimes colour changes take a while, not sure how long A. bernardii takes. Smell usually fairly obvious but sometimes fungal smells are less clear cut and different people can say they smell like different things.

Fenwickfield's picture

Colour

I have cut some in half and had no instant colour change but when I have got home to start taking spore prints I then noticed a colour change in the stem.I also had one that changed colour after about twenty minutes and some seem to have a more distinctive smell once in the home when drying out.I have probably just confused everyone on this matter but it is worth knowing.
I must say the book I bought on the Genus Agaric us is very useful and all I need now is the fungi to identify.

Fenwickfield

martinjohnbishop's picture

Good advice, thanks

I will try to be more careful and observant and also collect some material to take home and study further.