Agaricus excellens

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Agaricus excellens
Agaricus spec. Lindsey 4.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Agaricus
A. excellens
Binomial name
Agaricus excellens
F.H.Møller (1952)
  • Scidenweisser egerling
  • Psalliota excellens (Møller)
  • Agaricus macrosporus subsp. excellens (F.H.Møller) Bohus (1978)
  • Agaricus macrosporus var. excellens (F.H.Møller) Bohus (1990)
  • Agaricus albertii var. excellens (F.H.Møller) Bohus (1990)
  • Agaricus urinascens var. excellens (F.H.Møller) Nauta (2000)
Agaricus excellens
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is convex or flat
hymenium is free
stipe has a ring
spore print is purple-black
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: edible

Agaricus excellens (French: Psaliote Excellente, German: Riesen-Egerling[3]) is a rare mushroom in the genus Agaricus. It is native to Europe.


A specimen of A. excellens.
  • Cap: It is whitish yellow in color. Spread over 10–15 cm across, it is convex and a bit flat, yellowing slightly at the center especially with age, and densely covered in minute fibrous scales of the same colour. It feels silky.[1][4]
  • Stem / Stipe: Stem is 100–140 x 20–35mm, white in color; the ring is thick and white. The underside is scaly or fibrillar.[1][4]
  • Gills: The gills are pale-pink and free.[1][4]
  • Spores and microscopic features : Spore print is purplish black. Spores are elliptic, measuring 9–12 x 5–7µ.[1][4]
  • Flesh and smell: The cap flesh is reddish-white. It tastes sweet and a bit like mushroom, smells slightly of aniseed and almond.[1][4]


It is commonly found in coniferous and deciduous areas and grows during late autumn to summer amongst grass in open woodland, especially spruce. It is typically found at an altitude of 0 to 914 meters (0 to 3000 feet).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Agaricus excellens". Rogers Mushrooms. Archived from the original on 2010-12-30.
  2. ^ "Agaricus excellens (F.H. Møller) F.H. Møller 1952". MycoBank. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Agaricus excellens". Zipcode Zoo. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Agaricus excellens". MushLook.