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Agaricus augustus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Agaric auguste, Okkerpikkelyes csiperke, Óriáscsiperke, Riesenegerling, The Prince
Agaricus augustus Mushroom
Ref No: 6821
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Agaricus augustus 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6822
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Agaricus augustus3 Mushroom
Ref No: 6823
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Agaricus augustus5 Mushroom
Ref No: 6825
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Agaricus augustus Buck.jpg Mushroom
Ref No: 9806
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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, Oriáscsiperke. 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.


Mushroom Recipes
Scallops with Mushroom Sauce
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Helena Miguel (Portugal) - 02 December 2012

Found in my own backyard in North of Portugal, 25th of November 2012
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Dave Kelly (United Kingdom) - 13 October 2012

By a roadside in the New Forest UK. 23cm (10 inches) across. Oct 2012
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 10 June 2011

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