Bath Wildlife Sightings

Agaricus xanthodermus (Yellow Stainer mushroom)?, Bathampton Down, ST7765

Unconfirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Agaricus xanthodermus (Yellow Stainer mushroom)

Evidence

Photographs

Quantity

1 colony

Locality

Bathampton Down

Habitat

North-sloping species-rich hill pasture

Environmental Conditions

Grid Reference

ST775655

Other Information

It only tended to stain yellowish at the base of the stipe (stem) so I took one home assuming it was a Horse Mushroom but once I noticed its unpleasant smell I discarded it as one of the poisonous species. Because it does not readily turn yellow when damaged and has a cap which is darker in the centre it is possibly Pilati's Yellow Stainer (Agaricus pilatianus) which used to be treated as a variety of A.xanthodermus.

Recorded by

Rob Randall

Identified by

Rob Randall
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