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mushroom foraging guide Great Wood Mushroom

Names

Common: Great Wood Mushroom, Scaly Wood Mushroom

Latin: Agaricus Langei

Edibility

Edibility:Good

Eating notes: A close relative of the farmed mushroom, it can be used in same ways.

Preserving: Can be dried. 

Season

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Description

Cap: 5-12cm Convex. White with rust-brown scales.

Gills: Free. Initially pinkish-grey; then deep pink; finally chocolate brown.

Stem: White. Stout with a large ring.

Spores: Dark brown

Flesh: White. Blushing red/pink especially along the sides of the stem and just above the gills.

Habitat: On the ground in mixed or coniferous woods.

Frequency: Frequent