Two-ring champignon (Agaricus bitorquis) photo and description

Two-ring champignon (Agaricus bitorquis)

  • 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 bitorquis (Two-ring champignon)


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Champignon two-ring Agaricus bitorquisDescription:

Fruit body. A hat with a diameter of 6 to 12 cm, white to brownish, fleshy, opens already inside the soil, and therefore is usually covered with earth, leaves, etc. This mushroom can lift asphalt and even pavement stones! The edge of the cap is rolled up. The plates are pink in youth, later chocolate brown, free. The spore powder is brown. The stem is strong, whitish, cylindrical, short in relation to the diameter of the cap, with a double, deeply seated ring. The pulp is tough, off-white, slightly reddening, with a sour odor.


From late spring to autumn, it grows in settlements, on roads, along streets, in gardens, etc.


If it grows at the edge of the forest, it may not be recognized.


Excellent edible mushroom. It is grown in huge quantities.