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


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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (6)
Pinus (3)
Quercus robur (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Quercus (1)
Cedrus libani (1)
Abies procera (1)
Picea sitchensis (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 (6)
Soil Grassy (5)
Soil Mossy (4)
Soil Needle (4)
Soil Leaves (3)
Larch (Larix) (2)
Soil sandy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (4)
August (2)
September (11)
October (18)
November (6)