A great tasting mushroom looking like a smaller version of The Prince with the same almond smell and flesh that bruises or oxidises red, more so than The Prince.
|Common Names||The Princess|
|Scientific Name||Agaricus lanipes|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||10|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
Spherical when young becoming convex. Covered in concentric slightly reddish brown scales on a white to pale yellow background.
White to pale cream with red hints, smooth above the skirt and covered in small brown scales below.
White bruising or oxidising to pink/red. Can be yellowish in the base of the stem in older specimens.
Agaricus moelleri, pictured, looks similar but the chemical, unpleasant smell of the flesh of this mushroom and the fact its flesh doesn’t stain red should keep you safe.
The Prince is similar but usually a lot larger and delicious so there is no harm confusing the two.
Taste / Smell
Strong and mushroomy. Smells of almonds.