Need help identifying this mushroom- possibly an Agaricus.

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Need help identifying this mushroom- possibly an Agaricus.

Post by ScarletMaguire » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:42 pm

Hi all, found this in Eastleigh Cemetery near Southampton today. Growing near the base of coniferous tree on soil, grass and coniferous woodchips. The stem has a considerable ring on it. I have a cold at the moment so unfortunately can't tell if it smells of anything! Gills are crowded and free. SP light brown. On the older specimens, the cap becomes depressed NEAR the middle, but not quite on the middle. Caps are around 12cm across. So far my strongest guess is Agaricus augustus. Any advice/pointers would be welcome!

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Re: Need help identifying this mushroom- possibly an Agaricus.

Post by adampembs » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:11 pm

I think you are right.
With Agaricus, always slice it in half and look for colour change, also rub the base of the stem.
So, you have a cold, do you know anyone who would lend their nose, as you took it home.
It has a dark brown spore print, by the way :)
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