Agaricus bisporus (J.E. Lange) Imbach

First published in Mitt. naturf. Ges. Luzern, 15: 15 (1946)
This species is accepted
This species is found in Europe, India, South America, North America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate. It is used as an antioxidant and for food.


Gregarious. Pileus: 3–1 cm in diameter, hemispherical when young to plano-convex when mature; surface smooth to fibrillose and finely scaly, white to beige-brown; margin appendiculate, whitish, curled to curved. Context: white, turns pinkish when handled. Hymenophore: lamellae free, crowded, smooth, white when young, then pinkish that change to pinkish-brown when mature. Stipe: 3-8 cm in length, uniform, central; surface fibrillose to finely scaly, white to beige-brown. Annulus: membranous, white-pinkish with brown tones. Smell: nice. Flavor: nutty. Spore print: brownish-purple. Spores: ellipsoidal to ovoid, smooth, brown.
Champiñón (Spanish); Seta del sol (Spanish)
Global distribution, Cultivated. Altitude: 1470 – 2600 m a.s.l. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Boyacá, Cundinamarca.
Saprotroph. - Soil saprotroph. Habitat/ecology: in soil, in open grasslands.


Use Food Mushrooms
Part used: Basidiome. This species has been reported as edible worldwide.
Use Medicines Antioxidant
Part used: Extracts from mycelium. This species has antioxidant activity.


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