Macro Mushroom - Agaricus urinascens

Description

A large, often massive mushroom. The cap is 8 to 30 cm, creamy white or with a slight ochre tint that splits to reveal woolly or scaly patches. Stem height 10 to 14 cm. This species has the largest spores of all Agaricus species.

Most Agaricus species can be difficult to identify with 100% certainty without detailed examination, often involving microscopic review of the spores.  A red box around the image indicates that we think it is likely to be this species but can't be 100% certain.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found in soil amongst grass in pastures and meadows.

When to see it

From early summer until autumn.

UK Status

Widespread but infrequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map