Agaricus porphyrocephalus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Agaricus porphyrocephalus F.H. Møller (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–8cm across, hemispherical to flat; brown, with darker radiating fibrils. Stem 30–40×10–20mm, slightly tapering towards the base or sometimes slightly swollen and bulbous; white; ring thin and white. Flesh white to pale flesh-coloured; taste and smell mushroomy. Gills free; pink at first, later chocolate-brown. Spores 5–7×3–4.5¼. Spore print brown. Cheilocystidia absent. Habitat in lawns or pastures; autumn. Uncommon. Edible.

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