Mushrooms: Agaricus hortensis

Mushrooms: Agaricus hortensis

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Class: Basidiomycetes
Scientific name: Agaricus hortensis
Synonyms: Agaricus bisporus (Lge.) Imbach - Agaricus brunnescens Peck
Common names: Cultivation champignon - Champignon

Morphological characteristics

Hat: 5-9 cm, convex, fleshy, with a cuticle from white to light brown darker on contact, with a young margin with a floppy membrane.
Gills: dense, first white then reddish-brown.
Stem: 3-4 x 1.5-2 cm, short and firm, white and smooth, with white and membranous ring.
Meat: firm and white, with a rosy cut; good smell and taste.
spore: brown-sepia; has basidia with only two spores instead of four.

Agaricus hortensis o Agaricus bisporus (website photo)

Edibility, habitat and observations

Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophytic mushroom. It has been cultivated for a long time. It also grows free in places rich in dung (horse), in meadows and on the edge of the woods. It belongs to the Agaricus campestris group.
Excellent edibility.

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