Agaricus bresadolanus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Agaricus bresadolanus Bohus (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 5–10cm across, convex at first, becoming expanded and slightly depressed at the centre, margin finally wavy; whitish to buff, covered in buff to grey-brown fibrils, more densely so towards the centre. Stem 30–70×8–16mm, slightly swollen towards the rooting base; white, flushed yellowish-buff, especially at the base; ring narrow, white, and short-lived, leaving an indistinct ring zone in older specimens. Flesh whitish, bruising faintly brown beneath the cap cuticle; taste and smell slight and pleasant. Gills crowded, pale pink at first, finally becoming blackish-brown. Spores 6–7×4–4.5¼, elliptical to ovate. Spore print dark brown. Cheilocystidia absent. Habitat amongst grass in open deciduous woodland or gardens; summer. Rare. Unknown edibility.