Yellow Stainer

Poisonous Poisonous
Autumn Autumn
Spring Spring
Summer Summer

Poisonous causing alarming symptoms but not effecting everybody. Don’t take a chance!

Mushroom Type
Common Names Yellow Stainer
Scientific Name Agaricus xanthodermus
Season Start Jul
Season End Nov
Average Mushroom height (CM) 16
Average Cap width (CM) 16
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

Starting rounded this flattens to a shallow convex. White with very small scales. The cap bruises chrome yellow quite quickly.

Gills

Gills white turning pink becoming grey/brown. Crowded.

Stem

White/off-white with a skirt and slightly bulbous base.

Flesh

White bruising chrome yellow when cut especially at the base of the stem.

Habitat

Mixed woodland, grassland and beside roads and paths usually in large groups or rings.

Spore Print

Purple/brown. Ellipsoid to ovoid.

Frequency

Common.

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