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Agaricus haemorrhoidarius

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Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Basidiomycetes

Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae

Species: Agaricus haemorrhoidarius Schulzer

Synonyms: Psalliota haemorrhoidaria

Common Name:

Agaricus haemorrhoidarius


Agaricus haemorrhoidarius Bleeding Agaricus


Caps are 5-10 cm, dry, covered with red-brown scales or hairs, grey-brown, and convex becoming flat. Flesh is white, staining rapidly red. Gills are free, close, and pink to purple-brown. Stalks are up to 12 cm tall by 1.5 cm wide, smooth or slightly hairy, white becoming pinkish-tan. Ring is large, white, and persistent. Spore prints are purple-brown. It fruits on the ground in marshy woods. Edible.

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