Agaricus Subrufescens

Further designations Agaricus blazei Murrill, Agaricus brasiliensis, Himematsutake, Ji Song Rong, Royal Sun Agaricus, Mandelpilz, ABM

The Agaricus subrufescens (in 1893), was first known as Agaricus blazei Murrill - named after the taxonomist Murrill who discovered the fungus in 1947 and gave him his name. In 2005 it was proven by DNA analysis, that the fungus is identical to the already longer known mushroom species Agaricus brasiliensis and Agaricus subrufescens. The latter name is the oldest and therefore the correct scientific name of Agaricus.

Agaricus subrufenscens is indigenous in the rainforest of Brazil and was highly appreciated by the natives, which is expressed in its various names such as "Cogumelo do Sol" (Sun mushroom), "Cogumelo da Vida" (life mushroom) or even "Cogumelo de Deus" (Mushroom of God).

Since the early 90s, this Agaricus is grown in South America and Asia verifiable commercially cultivated and sold as edible mushroom. Global demand of this the well-known button mushroom related fungus is extremely increased since then. Agaricus is one of the richest in protein cultured edible mushrooms at all.