- It is preferable to the foregoing as an esculent, and is easily recognized by the spindle- shaped stem. - "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
- A more robust and larger species, Agaricus geotrupes, Bull, found on the borders of woods, often forming rings, both in this country and in the United States, as well as on the continent of Europe, is recognized as esculent. - "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
- At more advanced periods, he protects and propagates certain esculent vegetables and certain fowls and quadrupeds, and, at the same time, wars upon rival organisms which prey upon these objects of his care or obstruct the increase of their numbers. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.