California Fungi—Agaricus
California Fungi

Agaricus Linnaeus
Sp. pl.: 1171. 1753.

Agaricus is a genus of mostly medium to large gilled mushrooms. Well known members of the genus Agaricus are A. bisporus, the "button mushroom" common in supermarkets and A. campestris, the "meadow mushroom", a popular edible mushroom which is common in pastures and grasslands in many temperate areas of the world.

Principle characteristics of the genus Agaricus:

Keys and descriptions of the genus Agaricus:

Agaricus species known to occur in California:

  1. Agaricus albolutescens
  2. Agaricus altipes
  3. Agaricus arorae
  4. Agaricus arvensis
  5. Agaricus augustus
  6. Agaricus benesii
  7. Agaricus bernardii
  8. Agaricus bisporus
  9. Agaricus bitorquis
  10. Agaricus californicus
  11. Agaricus campestris
  12. Agaricus comptuloides
  13. Agaricus comtulus
  14. Agaricus crocodilinus
  15. Agaricus cupreo-brunneus
  16. Agaricus diminutivus
  17. Agaricus fusco-fibrillosus
  18. Agaricus fuscovelatus
  19. Agaricus hondensis
  20. Agaricus lilaceps
  21. Agaricus micromegathus
  22. Agaricus osecanus
  23. Agaricus parkensis
  24. Agaricus pattersonae
  25. Agaricus perobscurus
  26. Agaricus placomyces var. microsporus
  27. Agaricus praeclaresquamosus
  28. Agaricus rubronanus
  29. Agaricus rutilescens
  30. Agaricus semotus
  31. Agaricus sequoiae
  32. Agaricus silvicola
  33. Agaricus smithii
  34. Agaricus spissicaulis
  35. Agaricus subfloccosus
  36. Agaricus subrufescens
  37. Agaricus subrutilescens
  38. Agaricus summensis
  39. Agaricus vinaceovirens
  40. Agaricus xanthodermus