While there are a number of almond / marzipan smelling Agaricus in southern Australia, two separate collections from South Eastern Queensland and Adelaide turned out – via DNA extraction and sequencing – to be 99% Agaricus subrufescens.

This is an Agaricus quite closely synonymous with Agaricus blazei which has been commercially cultivated for some time.

We will attempt to see if we can streak the spores of this mushroom on agar and get it going.

Thanks to Jon Atkinson for these photos from this SEQ collection:

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