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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Agaricus bitorquis (Quél.) Sacc., 1887

Agaricus bitorquis – Pavement mushroom

Synonyms: Agaricus campestris, Agaricus coronatus, Agaricus edulis, Agaricus rodmanii, Chitonia pecquinii, Fungus bitorquis, Fungus rodmanii, Hypholoma coronatum, Pratella bitorquis, Pratella campestris, Pratella peronata, Psalliota bitorquis, Psalliota campestris, Psalliota edulis, Psalliota peronata, Psalliota rodmanii, Psathyrella coronata.

Common name: pavement mushroom.

Russian names: Shampinon dvukoltsevoy, Shampinon chetyrekhsporovyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Agaricus bitorquis is an edible white mushroom of the genus Agaricus, similar to the common button mushroom that is sold commercially. The name supersedes Agaricus rodmani. It is also commonly known as torq, the banded agaric, spring agaric, or pavement mushroom, as it has been recorded pushing up paving slabs.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Banded agaric (pavement mushroom, <B>Agaricus bitorquis</B>) near Tikhoretsky Prospect in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-20.htm">June 20, 2017</A>
LinkBanded agaric (pavement mushroom, Agaricus bitorquis) near Tikhoretsky Prospect in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 20, 2017
Banded agaric (pavement mushroom, <B>Agaricus bitorquis</B>) found on a lawn near Tikhoretsky Prospect in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-21.htm">June 21, 2017</A>
LinkBanded agaric (pavement mushroom, Agaricus bitorquis) found on a lawn near Tikhoretsky Prospect in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 21, 2017
Banded agaric (pavement mushroom, <B>Agaricus bitorquis</B>) on a lawn at 12K3 Tikhoretsky Prospect. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-01.htm">July 1, 2017</A>
LinkBanded agaric (pavement mushroom, Agaricus bitorquis) on a lawn at 12K3 Tikhoretsky Prospect. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 1, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Тихорецкий проспект, 12к3
Banded agaric (pavement mushroom, <B>Agaricus bitorquis</B>) and a brown birch bolete (Leccinum scabrum) on a lawn at 12K3 Tikhoretsky Prospect. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-01.htm">July 1, 2017</A>
LinkBanded agaric (pavement mushroom, Agaricus bitorquis) and a brown birch bolete (Leccinum scabrum) on a lawn at 12K3 Tikhoretsky Prospect. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 1, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Тихорецкий проспект, 12к3
Pavement mushroom (<B>Agaricus bitorquis</B>)(?) in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-12.htm">September 12, 2017</A>
LinkPavement mushroom (Agaricus bitorquis)(?) in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 12, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Аптекарская набережная
Dissected pavement mushroom (<B>Agaricus bitorquis</B>)(?) in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-12.htm">September 12, 2017</A>
LinkDissected pavement mushroom (Agaricus bitorquis)(?) in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 12, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Ботанический сад

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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