Observation 23008: Agaricus augustus Fr.
When: 2009-07-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes:
Habitat:
Western WA, pushing up through the duff on the side of a trail underneath a large Western Red Cedar.

Gills:
Gills are free, white when young, turning brown in older specimens.

Stem:
3-6" in length, covered in white “stuff” (see pics.) Very distinctive ring which was yellowish.

Cap:
4-12" diameter, covered in brown fibrils. When rubbed the cap turns yellow and stays yellow.

Spore print color:
Brown

Bruising:
Bruises yellow and stays yellow.

Other information:
I described the scent as “sweet”, my brother in law called it “like some kind of spice” and my father in law said “anise”

Images

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Proposed Names

72% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Large Agaricus pushing up through Cedar duff on edge of trail.
Used references: Aurora

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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beautiful material.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-07-08 10:22:34 CDT (-0500)

sure looks like augustus to me. the depicted shagginess of the stipe below the skirt, in addition to the other characteristics that you noted, nails it for augustus.

bon apetit!

Would love confirmation or correction since I’m still learning :)
By: Peter Santerre
2009-07-08 00:39:00 CDT (-0500)

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