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Agaricus augustus   (The Prince)
Family
Agaricaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 10-20 cm diameter, stem 10-20 cm tall * 2-4 cm diameter
Edibility
This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

Description
Agaricus augustus, also known as The Prince, is a tall, sometimes massive agaric that has orange-brown scales on the surface of the cap and on the stem below the ring. The surfaces of all parts may stain yellow when handled or bruised.

Cap hemispherical during the so-called button stage, and then expands, becoming convex to broadly convex or nearly flat. The cap cuticle is dry and densely covered with concentrically arranged, brown-coloured scales on a white to yellow background. The flesh is thick, firm, and white and may discolour yellow when bruised. Gills are not attached to stem, crowded and pallid at first, and turn pink then dark brown with maturity. Stem Solid; cylindrical to club-shaped and no volva. The surface is white. Ring membranous, with patches of brownish fibrils under.

Agaricus augustus on the First Nature Web site.
Agaricus augustus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions and should not be relied upon and be used as any basis for eating any plants or mushrooms.




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