Agaricus augustus

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Agaricus augustus

October 2016 Surrey . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, brown, covered with coarse scales, sometimes yellowing when bruised, margin decorated with veil remnants, to about 20 cm wide

Gills

Broad, whitish, then pink, finally dark brown

Stem

Cylindrical, narrowing towards the apex, white, sometimes yellowing when bruised, ring large, fleshy

Flesh

Whitish, firm

Smell

Almonds

Taste

Pleasant

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In woods, and parkland, and at the side of roads, with deciduous and coniferous trees

Spore Print

Brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-8) x (4.5-5) µm2

Edibility

Edible