Large light brown mushroom on edge of mixed woods

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Large light brown mushroom on edge of mixed woods

Post by destinyman » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:05 pm

Hello guys I’ve recently developed a big interest in fungi and went on my first foray yesterday evening. I saw this fungi on the edge of a wood from my car and had to go to investigate. I think I know what it is but it would be good if someone else could help with it.

Where - England
When - Mid August
Size - Cap is 12cm approx, stem is 16cm in length and just over 1.5 cm in diameter
Growing place - On the edge of a mixed woodland about 4 metres from a small road. Growing on a mixture of dead leaves and grass.
Smell - After cutting near the base there is a distinctive nutty smell. It certainly isn’t an unappealing odour.
Colour - When examining the specimen last night the stem quite quickly bruised a bright yellow colour, almost the colour of egg yolk. Left over night this colouring has now turned to a reddy brown.


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Re: Large light brown mushroom on edge of mixed woods

Post by mollisia » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:02 pm


this is Agaricus augustus.

best regards,

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