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Agrocybe praecox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Bolbitiaceae
Genus: Agrocybe

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Agrocybe is a genus of mushrooms, some which are poisonous. The edible mushrooms of the species are not easy to identify and it is safer to avoid the entire genus when mushroom hunting for consumption.

The species Agrocybe aegerita, known as Chestnut mushroom, is cultivated and sold in Japan and Australia.

The species Agrocybe farinacea grows in Japan and contains the hallucinogen psilocybin.

List of Species

  • Agrocybe acericola (maple agrocybe)
  • Agrocybe aegerita
  • Agrocybe amara
  • Agrocybe arvalis
  • Agrocybe cylindracea
  • Agrocybe dura
  • Agrocybe erebia
  • Agrocybe farinacea (contains psilocybin)
  • Agrocybe firma
  • Agrocybe molesta
  • Agrocybe paludosa
  • Agrocybe pediades (common lawn mushroom)
  • Agrocybe praecox (common, widespread, and edible)
  • Agrocybe retigera
  • Agrocybe semiorbicularis
  • Agrocybe sororia
  • Agrocybe vervacti



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