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European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae

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Author: George Massee
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,754 / 364 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71
LoC Category: QK
Downloads: 486
Added to site: 2010.06.29 28325
Genre: Science

vex then expanded, white, grey, or dingy ochre, with large pyramidal, hard warts; g. free; s. floccosely scaly, bulbous, ring large, torn, volva forming concentric rings; sp. 13-14 × 8-9.

[=cariosa=, Fr. P. soft, even, umber or dark grey, with mealy patches; g. adnate; s. equal throughout; sp. 10 long.


* Pileus coloured.

=vaginata=, Bull. P. 6-10 cm. plane, margin striate, grey, yellow, brown, or white; g. pallid; s. 10-12 cm. narrowed upwards, minutely squamulose, volva large, margin free; sp. 10 × 7-8.

The grey form is edible, the brown form is unpalatable.

=strangulata=, Fr. P. 8-10 cm. soon plane, livid-bay or grey, with patches of the volva, margin striate; g. free, white; s. 10-14 cm. stout, thinner upwards, pale, volva breaking up and forming 2-4 ring-like ridges on the stem; sp. 9-15 × 7.

Perhaps a vigorous form of A. vaginata.

[=urceolata=, Viv. P. thin, hemispher. then slightly depr. umb. v



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