Agaricus sylvaticus

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Agaricus sylvaticus From Wikipedia

Taxonomy and Systematics

Kingdom: Fungi

Subkingdom: Dikarya

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Subphylum: Agaricomycotina

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Agaricaceae

Genus: Agaricus

Species: Agaricus sylvaticus

Descriptive notes

Agaricus sylvaticus (Forest Mushroom,) grows in small groups at the base of trees. Gills are white and free. Stalk is grey-brown with a hollow channel through the middle. Caps are convex and white with reddish brown scales, bruising orange-brown.

Campus distribution and habitat

My Agaricus sylvaticus was found on the lawn outside the barn beneath a maple tree. It was collected at 10:00 am on Tuesday, 6 September.

Taxonomic synonomies

Agaricus sylvaticus is also known as Agaricus rufotegulis, Agaricus brasiliensis, Agaricus blazei, and Agaricus subrufescens


  • "Agaricus subrufescens." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 08 Sept. 2011. <>.
  • Bessette, Alan E., Arleen R. Bessette, and David W. Fischer. Mushrooms of Northeaster North America. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 1997. Print.

Cdwalker 21:43, 8 September 2011 (UTC)