|Latin Name||Agaricus augustus|
|Maximum height (CM)||20|
|Maximum width (CM)||20|
|Smell||Nutty and almond-like.|
|Gills||Starting white to pink, maturing to dark brown. Crowded. Not attached to the stem.|
|Spore Print||Purple/chocolate brown. Ellipsoid.|
|Stem||White to pale cream and smooth above the large, pendulous ring and covered in small brown scales below.|
|Cap||Spherical when young becoming convex. Covered in concentric chestnut brown scales on a white to pale yellow background.|
|Flesh||White sometimes with a red tinge.|
|Habitat||Mixed woodland and lawns and roadsides.|
|Possible Confusion||Agaricus moelleri looks similar but the chemical, unpleasant smell of the flesh of this mushroom should keep you safe.
The Prince also looks a little like some of the Lepiotas but these always have white/off white gills not the pink to brown gills of the Agaric family.
|Description||Uncommon. Can accumulate cadmium so best picked from the wild away from urban places.|