Agaricus impudicus

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Agaricus impudicus
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Scientific classification
A. impudicus
Binomial name
Agaricus impudicus
(Rea) Pilát (1951)
  • Psalliota impudica Rea (1932)
Agaricus impudicus
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is convex
hymenium is free
stipe has a ring
spore print is brown
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: edible

Agaricus impudicus, is a mushroom of the genus Agaricus, a familiar genus with many edible species.


As with all Agaricus species, gills are free, colour progresses with age from pale-pink to a chocolate color, and spores are dark brown. The stipe has a clear annulus (ring).

Cap 4–15 cm wide, and appears brownish due to numerous brownish scales on a white background. The stipe is white, 6–12 cm tall and 0.8–2 cm thick, cylindrical and wider towards the bottom, or ending in a bulb.

It is distinguished from similar forest-growing Agaricus mushrooms in that it does not bruise yellowish or reddish when cut and the widening stipe. Taste is mild and the mushroom is edible.


Known to occur in Western and Southern Europe and New Zealand, this uncommon mushroom is found in deciduous or coniferous forest in autumn.


This species is known under a number of synonyms, all these refer to the same species:

  • Agaricus brunnoleus (J. Lange) Pilát
  • Agaricus koelerionensis (Bon) Bon 1980
  • Agaricus reae Bon 1981
  • Agaricus variegans F.H. Møller 1952
  • Agaricus variegatus (F.H. Møller) Pil�t 1951
  • Psalliota impudica Rea 1932
  • Psalliota variegata F.H. Møller 1950
  • Psalliota variegata var. koelerionis Bon 1972

See also[edit]


  • "Danske storsvampe. Basidiesvampe" [a key to Danish basidiomycetes] J.H. Petersen and J. Vesterholt eds. Gyldendal. Viborg, Denmark, 1990. ISBN 87-01-09932-9
  • Agaricus impudicus entry at Global Biodiversity Information Facility.