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Agaricus praeclaresquamosus is a large, strikingly beautiful mushroom which unfortunately for the mycophagist, is toxic. Its squamulose cap and stature resemble Agaricus augustus, an excellent edible, but the latter has tawny-brown not grey-brown cap scales, an anise, not phenol odor, and the flesh does not discolor vinaceous-brown. Additionally, Agaricus praeclaresquamosus fruits from mid to late winter, while A. augustus fruits usually during the late spring, summer and early fall.

Similar species: Gilled Mushrooms
Species identified by mossy rock studio
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Uploaded Mar 13, 2018. Captured Nov 14, 2017 15:10 in Unnamed Road, Estacada, OR 97023, USA.
  • X-T2
  • f/4.5
  • 1/197s
  • ISO400
  • 18mm