Agaricus impudicus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Agaricus impudicus
Agaricus impudicus 01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Division:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Genus:
Species:
A. impudicus
Binomial name
Agaricus impudicus
(Rea) Pilát (1951)
Synonyms
  • Psalliota impudica Rea (1932)
Agaricus impudicus
View the Mycomorphbox template that generates the following list
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.

Appearance[edit]

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.

Habitat[edit]

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

Taxonomy[edit]

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]

References[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.