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Agaricus saponaceus


Present in region - Exotic

Article: Gadgil, P.D. (in association with Dick, M.A.; Hood, I.A.; Pennycook, S.R.) (2005). Fungi on trees and shrubs in New Zealand. Fungi of New Zealand. Ngā Harore o Aotearoa 4: xi + 437 p. Hong Kong: Fungal Diversity Press.
Description: Type: Mycorrhizal Fungi; Description: Basidiomata pileate. Pileus dull greyish brown, 50–100 mm in diameter, smooth, convex to plano-convex, margin incurved, dry; flesh firm, white, becoming reddish when bruised. Gills sinuate, distant, white becoming spotted with red. Stipe cylindrical, tapering towards the base, often curved, whitish, fibrillose, annulus absent, 50–100 mm long. Basidiospores elliptical, 0-septate, 5–6 × 3–4 μm, smooth, hyaline; spore print white.
Distribution: Distribution: Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo.; 1st Record: Chu-Chou & Grace (1982).