Public Description of Agaricus crocopeplus Berkeley & Broom

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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae

General Description:

Cap: Conical, becoming flat. Covered in Erect, fleecy, scales that overhang margin and are crocus-yellow at first, becoming tawny with age.

Gills: Pale, pinkish brown, becoming chocolate brown.

Stem: Fleecy-scaly and concolorous with the cap, with a distinct annulus.

Diagnostic Description:

Can be confused with tropical Amanita sp., but have white spores.

Cystoagaricus trisulphuratus is similar, and may need microscopy to differentiate.


Asia, India, and Africa


Parks, Gardens, roadsides, and woodland

Look Alikes:

The Book of Fungi by Peter Roberts and Shelley Evans

Description author: Tim Sage (Request Authorship Credit)

Created: 2011-04-27 11:56:40 CDT (-0400) by Tim Sage (NMNR)
Last modified: 2012-04-21 16:35:14 CDT (-0400) by Tim Sage (NMNR)
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