The genus agaricus belong to the family agaricaceae. The classification starting at the kingdom level is fungi, agaricomycotina, agaricomycetes, agaricales, agaricaceae and agaricus. Mushrooms in this genus can be found across the world.
Mushrooms in the agaricus genus are edible, and most of them are commonly recognized as those found in grocery stores. These mushrooms are characterized by yellowish bruising on the cap and stem when pressure is applied. According to WebMD, some cultures use the agaricus mushroom for medicinal purposes. Its extracts are used as a food additive in Japan, where the mushroom is also grown, and it is also used in some teas.