Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Agaricus sylvaticus Schaeff.
Synonyms: Agaricus haemarrhoidarius
Agaricus haemorrhoidarius
Agaricus silvaticus
Agaricus silvaticus subsp. haemorrhoidarius
Agaricus silvaticus var. pallens
Agaricus silvaticus var. pallidus
Agaricus sylvaticus var. pallens
Agaricus sylvaticus var. pallidus
Agaricus vinosobrunneus
Psalliota haemorrhoidaria
Psalliota sanguinaria
Psalliota silvatica
Psalliota silvatica var. pallida
Psalliota sylvatica
Psalliota sylvatica var. pallida
Common Name: Blushing Wood Mushroom


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Agaricus sylvaticusPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (6)
Pinus (3)
Abies procera (1)
Quercus (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Picea sitchensis (1)
Cedrus libani (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (4)
Woodland: plantation (3)
Acid grassland (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Woodland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Sand-dune: open dune (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (8)
Soil Grassy (5)
Soil Mossy (4)
Soil Needle (4)
Soil Leaves (3)
Soil sandy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (4)
August (2)
September (11)
October (18)
November (6)