The Prince - Agaricus augustus

Alternative names
Prince Fungus
Description

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
Habitat

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

When to see it

Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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