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Copyright: Leila Zebib (Leila-Z) (63)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Olympus Stylus 1010 10MP Digit
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-10 7:27
Viewed: 3219
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I captured this photo in my Frontyard, It is for Leucoagaricus americanus;and Thanks for treknature colleague Hormon_Manyer for providing its correct name for me .

(This urban mushroom typically appears in late summer or early fall, in sawdust piles, on wood chips, around waste places or on stumps. It can be fairly easily identified by its distinctive swollen stem, which turns yellow, then slowly reddish, when rubbed. Its cap is scaly, and also turns reddish as the mushroom matures...

Cap: 3-15 cm, oval when young, becoming convex to broadly convex or flat in age; dry; smooth at first; becoming scaly with reddish to reddish brown scales; the center typically remaining smooth in age; whitish but reddening with maturity or after being handled; the margin becoming lacerated and ragged in old age.

Gills: Free from the stem; close; white when young; staining pinkish to reddish brown.

Stem: 7-14 cm long; .5-2.5 cm thick; distinctively swollen towards the base; smooth; firm; white, but soon discoloring reddish to reddish brown; bruising fairly promptly yellow, then slowly reddish, when rubbed; with a high, collarlike ring.

Flesh: White throughout; bruising yellow to orange when young; in age drying reddish; thick.

Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.

Spore Print: White.)*

* from the mushroomexpert: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/leucoagaricus_americanus.html


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To Hormon_Manyer: Good Day Mr. ManyerLeila-Z 1 10-13 09:07
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Hi Leila,
Beautiful photo, but showing Leucoagaricus americanus instead of Agaricus augustus, quite different (click here to see Agaricus augustus). But the image is fantastic, maybe except for the sign, which isn't on the rightest place by my opinion, and the narrow crop on the bottom.
Best regards from Hungary, László

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