The Prince - Agaricus augustus

    Alt Name
    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.

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map