Public Description of Agaricus crocopeplus Berkeley & Broom

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Name: 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.


Distribution:

Asia, India, and Africa


Habitat:

Parks, Gardens, roadsides, and woodland


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References:

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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