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agaricus bisporus champignion sampinjon

Description

The cap of this common mushroom is firm and thick, and has a convex shape when young. In older specimens, the caps are opened. The edge of the cap is a bit rough and sometimes has small brown warts on it. The flesh is white, firm and has a very pleasant taste and smell. The stipe is cylindrical, firm and a bit widened at the bottom. The gills are densely packed, and have a reddish color. The spore print is brown colored.

   

Chemical reactions

There is no significant data.

Habitat

This species grows on various types of cultivated areas, like gardens, pastures and in similar places. It can also often be found in parks. It is native to Europe and North America.

Season

Agaricus bisporus can be found from June to late fall.

   

Edibility

Edible and very tasty. Some even eat it raw. It can be prepared in form of various salads, but in many other ways as well. The Champignon mushroom is one of the most commonly cultivated mushroom species.

Similar species

Similar to the case with meadow mushrooms, there is a slight possibility of confusing this mushroom with Agaricus xanthoderma. However, the mentioned mushroom is different from the Champignon mushroom in that its stipe turns yellow when cut. Also, Champignons are usually somewhat smaller.

 

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