Talk:Agaricus perobscurus

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This "Did you know?" fact, alas, is bogus. A. perobscurus most certainly is not a puffball, nor is A. praeclaresquamosus (which doesn't even seem to be a legitimate species, being redirected to Agaricus placomyces which is definitely legitimate). Puffballs don't have gills, and the Agaricus genus is one of gilled mushrooms. This extremely fundamental error, which has been there since the creation of the page, leads me to suspect the entire article, although I'm not enough of an Agaricus expert to know for sure that it's wrong. What happened here? -- Bill-on-the-Hill (talk) 07:17, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Actually, A. praeclaresquamosus is simply another name for Agaricus placomyces, which I also created. Most Agaricus species actually do have gills; this is supported by "Members of Agaricus are characterized by having a fleshy cap or pileus, from the underside of which grow a number of radiating plates or gills on which are produced the naked spores." I've done a lot of research into this, and you might want to review your mycology. Cheers, I'mperator 17:33, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
In fact, all Agaricus species have gills, which is why I was complaining about the bogus "fact" for DYK. I see that you did create the original article; why did you describe this species as a "puffball" when you wrote it? (See first line of prose.) -- Bill-on-the-Hill (talk) 22:12, 12 August 2009 (UTC)