The Prince - Agaricus augustus

    Alternative names
    Prince Fungus

    The cap shape is hemispherical early on and then expands, becoming convex and finally flat, with a diameter of up to 22 cm. The cap is dry, densely covered with concentrically arranged orangey brown-coloured scales on a white to yellow background. Immature specimens bear a delicate white partial veil extending from the stem to the cap periphery.

    Identification difficulty

    Various including woodland and roadside verges on humus rich soil, and also often found under conifers.

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    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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