Agaric indecent, Agaric variable, Agaric impudicus

From the Rosé-des-prés family, the Agaricaceae, the modest, little-known agaric is not necessarily edible.

Agaric indecent, Agaric variable, Agaric impudicus


N. scientific The shameless agaric

Synonyms Agaricus reae, Agaricus variegans, Psalliota impudica

Family Agaricaces

Hat hemispherical then flattened, whitish covered with brown-red streaks, 4-15 cm

Hymenium lames blanchtres, faces puis bruntres

Spores trace brown wood

Ring white and membranous

Pied cylindrical, bulbous and whitish, H. 6 12 cm

Chair firm and thick, white, rosy

come back absent

Odour unpleasant, rubber

Habitat and usages

Division France, Europe

Priodefrom late summer until late autumn

Habitatforest, under conifers and hardwoods

Possible confusionAgaricus freirei, Agaricus sylvaticus, Agaricus langei

Toxicitysometimes indigestible

Culinary interestnone

Usesnon rfrencs

Uncommon, little known, the Impudic Agaric, The shameless agaric, host of the woods, soars its tall silhouette and its hat marked with reddish-brown locks from the end of the summer. Of the family of the Rosé-des-prés, the Agaricaceae, this Basidiomycète is not not edible.

Description of the Immodest Agaric

Covered with large reddish-brown wisps, the Impudent Agaric’s hat features dark hues. Nevertheless, some specimens have only a few wicks, thus revealing the whitish background of the cap. Hemispherical then flattening out with age, it measures between 4 and 15 cm in diameter. The margin, serrated and regular, has fewer wicks than the center of the hat. The blades are free and their color varies over time. At first whitish, they then tend towards pinkish and then towards brownish. Forming a cylinder 6 to 12 cm high and 1 to 3 cm in diameter, the whitish stem has a bulbous base.

Above the white, membranous ring the surface of the foot is smooth, while below it it is flaky. The firm, thick flesh is whitish but turns slightly pink in wounds and with age. Its flavor is sweet and its smell is unpleasantresembling that of rubber.

Determination of l’Agaricus impudicus

Despite the presence of many reddish-brown locks, some confusion remains possible. Especially with theAgaricus Freirei growing alongside Agaricus impudicus but whose wicks are arranged radially and which has a slightly yellowing flesh.

Two other confusions are probable with l’Agaricus sylvaticusthe sylvatic agaric who blushes strongly on touch and in wounds. And with l’Agaricus langeiLange’s Agaric which does not have a bulb at the base of the foot.

living environment

Uncommon in our regions, this species of Agaric develops mainly in coniferous forests, more rarely in deciduous forests. It is found in small groups of individuals in places often rich in nitrogen from the end of summer until the end of autumn.

Culinary toxicity or interest

Without culinary interest and sometimes indigestible, this species is not eaten.

Did you know ?

L’Agaric variable, Agaricus variegansis for some a synonym of the Immodest Agaric, The shameless agaric. However, mycologists consider them to be two separate species.

Different species Agaricus

Although some Agarics are very good edibles, others can be poisonous:

  • Grind the agaricus : Guinea fowl agaric, pale cap covered with greyish to brownish patches, grows in deciduous forests
  • Agaricus bresadolanus : Radicant agaric, pale cap covered with greyish to brownish plaques, grows in anthropized environments
  • Agaricus menieri : Sand agaric, pure white to greyish cap, grows in the sand of white dunes
  • Agaricus xanthodermus : Yellowing agaric, white to greyish cap, grows in meadows, clearings and lawns
Sheets of mushrooms of the same genus

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