Observation 27771: Agaricus hondensis Murrill

This large agaricus was found growing in redwood duff, close to tan oak and madrone trees. When young, gills are pink, turning brown in age. Sporeprint is chocolate brown with a hint of purple. When rubbed, both stalk and cap turn yellow. Cap shaggy, convex, with more brown in middle, becoming uplifted with age. No volva. Has maggots. No strong smell. Has a prominent ring.

Any ideas what this is? I thought it might be Augustus, but it definitely isn’t because the stalk isn’t shaggy enough.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:55 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Northwest Campus, UCSC’ to ‘Northwest Campus, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA

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Recognized by sight: Recognized it as an agaricus
Used references: Tried to key it in DM, but don’t have KOH, yet.

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Created: 2009-11-04 15:42:59 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2011-09-29 16:19:24 PDT (-0700)
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