Champignon double (Agaricus bisporus) photo and description

Champignon double (Agaricus bisporus)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
  • Genus: Agaricus (Champignon)
  • Species: Agaricus bisporus (Champignon double)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Champignon royal


  • Champignon two-spore

  • Champignon royal

  • Champignon brown

Champignon double (Agaricus bisporus)


The cap of the double-stemmed champignon is hemispherical, with a curled edge, slightly depressed, with remnants of a veil along the edge, light, brownish, with brown spots, radially fibrous or finely scaly. There are three color forms: in addition to brown, there are artificially bred white and cream, with smooth, shiny caps.

The size of the cap is 5-15 centimeters in diameter, in isolated cases up to 30-33 cm.

The plates are frequent, free, first gray-pink, then dark brown, dark brown with a purple tint.

The spore powder is dark brown.

The leg is thick, 3-8 cm long and 1-3 cm in diameter, cylindrical, sometimes narrowed to the base, smooth, made, one-color with a cap, with brownish spots. The ring is simple, narrow, thick, white.

The pulp is dense, fleshy, whitish, slightly pink at the cut, with a pleasant mushroom smell.


Double-pore champignon grows from the very end of May to the end of September in open spaces and cultivated soil, next to a person, in gardens, vegetable gardens, in greenhouses and ditches, on the streets, in pastures, rarely in forests, on soil where there is very little or no grass , infrequently. Cultivated in many countries.


Champignon double - Delicious edible mushroom (2 categories), used like other types of champignons.