by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Slide 53.
Agaricus albolutescens, the Amber-staining Agaricus, is one of a number of Agaricus species that sometimes cause gastric upset when eaten. In general Agaricus species that smell good when being cooked are good to eat. Avoid those Agaricus species that smell unpleasant, especially those whose smell is phenolic or resembles a wet asphalt road when fresh or cooked. Agaricus albolutescens is one of those rare species that smells delightfully of anise or almonds but still produces a flu-like range of symptoms in some people who consume it.
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