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Yellow Stainer Agaricus xanthodermus

This poisonous mushroom is generally larger and more slender than common field mushrooms. The cap is creamy white, typically with a grey-brown centre. Another feature which makes this mushroom identifiable is the bright yellow colour which appears on the cap if the fungus gets bruised.

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Not threatened,

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Its smell is distinctive and has been described as phenolic or like fountain pen ink.

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