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Agaricus campestris var. campestris L., Sp. pl. 2: 1173 (1753) var. campestris

Pratella campestris (L.) Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 626 (1821)
Psalliota campestris (L.) Quél., Mém. Soc. Émul. Montbéliard Sér. 2 5: 140 (1872)
Psalliota flocculosa Rea, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 17(1-2): 37 (1932)
Psalliota campestris var. squamulosa Rea, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 17(1-2): 37 (1932)
Agaricus campestris var. squamulosus (Rea) Pilát, Sb. nár. Mus. Praze 7B(1): 14 (1951)
Agaricus campestris var. fuscopilosellus (F.H. Møller) Pilát, Friesia 4: 204 (1952)

Habitat: On soil, usually amongst grass in meadows, pasture, playing fields, garden lawns, and cemeteries but occasionally in open woodland, hedgerows or on dunes.

Notes: Occasional but widespread, sometimes locally abundant but declining in many localities and far less frequent than previously. The epithet 'campestris' is often used for any 'mushroom' growing in grassland or fields and many records of A. campestris may well be of A. bisporus (and vice versa) since they are rarely examined microscopically.

Distribution: E: o, S: o, W: o, NI: o, ROI: o, Other: Channel Islands: !; Isle of Man: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 88934; Scotland: K(M) 14938; ROI: K(M) 106172; Other: Isle of Man: K(M) 106171

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Agarics, 2nd part: Entolomataceae, Pluteaceae, Amanitaceae, Agaricaceae, Coprinaceae, Bolbitiaceae 4: 368 pp. (1995), p. 164, pl. 174
D+I:, in Phillips, R., Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe: 288 pp. (1981), p. 162
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 209
D+I:, in Capelli, A., Fungi Europaei 1: Agaricus 1: 560 pp. (1984), p. 382, pl. 9
I:, in Capelli, A., Fungi Europaei 1: Agaricus 1: 560 pp. (1984), as Agaricus campestris var. squamulosus, pl. 10
I:, in Sowerby, J., Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms Vol.3 3: 84 pp. [pl. 241-400] (1800), pl. 305
D:, Flora Agaricina Neerlandica 5: Critical Monographs of Families of Agarics and Boleti occuring in the Netherlands, (Ed.: M.E. Noordeloos, T.W. Kuyper & E.C. Vellinga) 5: 169 pp. (2001), p. 28

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