Macro Mushroom

Scientific Name: 

Agaricus urinascens

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A large, often massive mushroom found in soil among grass from early Summer until early Autumn.

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Height: 

Cap Diameter (mm): 

80-300

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Stem Height (mm): 

100-140

Stem Diameter (mm): 

25-40

Distribution: 

Infrequent

Habitat: 

In pastures, meadows.

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Cap: 

Cream or with a slight ochre tint, that splits to reveal woolly or scaly patches.

Flesh: 

White, firm and thick and no change in colour on cutting or bruising. There is a strong smell of aniseed in young and mature specimens.

Gills: 

Pale, free, crowded, becoming a fawn colour and finally chocolate-brown or blackish at maturity.

Spores: 

Chocolate-brown

Stem: 

White and sometimes pinkish towards the base on cutting, fusiform, with a thick but fragile ring, smooth above the ring, floccular below it.

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