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The Prince


The Prince showing its large pendulous skirt.
The Prince showing its large pendulous skirt
The Prince, Agaricus augustus
The Prince, Agaricus augustus
The Prince, Agaricus augustus
The Prince, Agaricus augustus
The Prince, Agaricus augustus
The Prince, Agaricus augustus
The Prince, Agaricus augustus. Young specimen
The Prince, Agaricus augustus. Young specimen
The Prince, Agaricus augustus. Young specimens
The Prince, Agaricus augustus. Young specimens


Mushroom Type Edible
   
Latin Name Agaricus augustus
   
Season Start August
Season End November
   
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.
Taste Good. Mushroomy.
Possible Confusion Quite a distinctive mushroom.
Description Uncommon. Can accumulate cadmium so best picked from the wild away from urban places.