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Apologies needed, Lepiota magnispora Many thanks to Morphene who has brought to my attention a misidentification of this mushroom.  i was attracted by the fringe on the cap’s circumference. Stranger common names, Shaggy-stalked Parasol and Yellowfoot Dapperling. Sorry, no idea where those names came from. Agaricus augustus,Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Lepiota magnispora,Shaggy-stalked Parasol Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Apologies needed, Lepiota magnispora

Many thanks to Morphene who has brought to my attention a misidentification of this mushroom. i was attracted by the fringe on the cap’s circumference. Stranger common names, Shaggy-stalked Parasol and Yellowfoot Dapperling. Sorry, no idea where those names came from.

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  1. Do you know why this one is called the Prince? Posted 6 days ago
    1. Ferdy, the species name, augustus, means “noble”. Perhaps a prince is a nobleman so the common name derived from that. It is, supposedly, a prince of a mushroom to eat! Posted 6 days ago
      1. Thanks, great answer. Posted 6 days ago
  2. I don't think that is an Agaricus... it looks much more like a Lepiota - likely Lepiota magnispora or possibly the much more rare Lepiota fuscosquamea. You would want to be *very* careful about ID's such as this. Lepiota are often deadly poisonous, while Agaricus augustus is a prized edible...
    Lepiota magnispora
    http://www.alpental.com/psms/PNWMushrooms/PictorialKey/Lepiota/Lepiota%20magnispora%20%253%20Steve%20Trudell.htm
    vs
    Agaricus augustus
    http://www.alpental.com/psms/PNWMushrooms/PictorialKey/Agaricus/Agaricus%20augustus%20@%20Steve%20Trudell.htm
    Posted 6 days ago, modified 6 days ago
    1. Thanks for that info. I will have to further check on that ID. As far as eating any of these mushrooms... not for me. My identification skills are not good enough as you have correctly pointed out. Posted 6 days ago
      1. Morphene, duly corrected the ID. Once again thanks for your attention and help in the identification of this attractive mushroom. Gary Posted 6 days ago

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Lepiota magnispora is a beautiful woodland species easily recognized by its coarsely scaled, yellowish-brown cap, appendiculate margin, shaggy stipe, free gills and white spore print. Unlike many Lepiotas, the partial veil does not form a well developed annulus.

For years this species was misidentified locally as Lepiota clypeolaria. The two species are similar macroscopically, with L. magnispora having a darker disk to the pileus. They have distinct microscopic features.

Similar species: Gilled Mushrooms
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Nov 7, 2019. Captured Nov 6, 2019 13:13 in 729 Whaletown Rd, Mansons Landing, BC V0P 1K0, Canada.
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