Occasional, but being a large mushroom can often be seen from a distance. Unfortunately maggots are able to spot this mushroom as well and almost all the Macro mushrooms I find are maggot ridden.
|Common Names||Macro Mushroom, Madarch Mawr y Maes (CY), Pieczarka Wielkozarodnikowa (PL), Nagyspórás Csiperke (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Agaricus crocodilinus|
|Synonyms||Agaricus macrosporus, Agaricus urinascens|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||12|
|Average Cap width (CM)||15|
Convex opening out flat becoming scaled and splitting at the edges when mature. Off-white with a pale yellow or brown flush.
The Yellow Stainer (Agaricus xanthodermus), but this mushrooms flesh stains chrome yellow when bruised or cut and smells of Indian ink.
Agaricus pilatianus which also stains yellow and smells similar. Both do not smell edible. Can look similar to some of the Amanitas when young and light gilled.
Taste / Smell
Mushroomy. Should be cooked before consumption.
Even when young these are always full of maggots.