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Agaricus pocillator

Common Name: Unknown

Synonyms: None

Substrate: Ground

Location: Forests

Spore Color: Brown

Gill Color: Pink when young, becoming brown with age. 

Time of Year: Summer to early fall

Comments: 

Usually found in hardwood forests. Look for the proper gill color and a membranous ring on the stem to confirm Agaricus, and then look for a bulb at the base of the stem.  This mushroom is usually only seen in forests. 

Lookalikes: 

Agaricus placomyces. These two mushrooms are very similar, but there are several characteristics you can use to tell them apart in the field. A. pocillator has a bulb at the base of the stem, as well as less scales on the cap. A. placomyces will usually have a much darker brown center to the cap, as well as more brownish fibers radiating outward.  Agaricus silvicola can also be found in a woodland habitat, but it is lacking any brown fibers on the surface of the cap. It has a smooth white surface.

Pictures:

Agaricus pocillator

Agaricus pocillator

8/25/12 - Raccoon Lake SRA - Rockville, IN

Agaricus pocillator

9/27/11 - Morgan Monroe State Forest - Martinsville, IN

Agaricus pocillator

9/15/12 - McCormicks Creek SP - Spencer, IN

Agaricus pocillator

9/28/11 - Paynetown SRA - Bloomington, IN

Agaricus pocillator

9/4/12 - Griffey Woods - Bloomington, IN

Agaricus pocillator

Agaricus pocillator

8/23/12 - Griffey Woods - Bloomington, IN

 

Other Sightings:

8/25/12 - Shades State Park - Rockville, IN