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  • synonyms: Agaric auguste, Óriáscsiperke, okkerpikkelyes csiperke, Riesenegerling, The Prince
    Agaricus augustus Mushroom
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    location: North America, Europe
    edibility: Choice
    fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow, Orange
    normal size: over 15cm
    cap type: Convex to shield shaped
    stem type: Ring on stem
    flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
    spore colour: Purplish to black
    habitat: Grows on the ground

    Agaricus augustus Fr. syn. Psalliota augusta (Fr.) Quél. The Prince, Agaric auguste, Riesenegerling, Reuzechampignon, Óriáscsiperke, okkerpikkelyes csiperke. Cap 10–20cm across, obtusely ovoid at first expanding convex, yellowish-brown covered in chestnut-brown fibrous scales. Stem 100–200 x 20–40mm, whitish with small scales below the ring which discolour brownish with age, bruising yellowish; ring white, large and pendulous. Flesh thick and white, becoming tinged reddish with age. Taste mushroomy, smell strongly of bitter almonds. Gills free, white at first then brown. Cheilocystidia formed of chains of bladder-shaped elements. Spore print purple brown. Spores ellipsoid, 7–10 x 4.5–5.5µ. Habitat in coniferous and deciduous woods. Season late summer to autumn. Uncommon. Edible – good. Distribution, America and Europe. The last photograph was taken by Buck McAdoo in USA.

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    Helena Miguel (Portugal) - 02 December 2024

    Found in my own backyard in North of Portugal, 25th of November 2024
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    Dave Kelly (United Kingdom) - 13 October 2024

    By a roadside in the New Forest UK. 23cm (10 inches) across. Oct 2024
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    Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 10 June 2024

    Site in the area Zaplanje (city of Nis), Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
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