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Agaricus depluens


Present in region - Origin uncertain

Article: Massee, G.E. (1899) [1898]. The fungus flora of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 31: 282–349 Wellington:.
Description: Pileus almost membranaceous, watery, fragile, more or less convex, with the margin incurved, rather silky, whitish or with a tinge of red, more or less hoary when dry; 1-1.5 cm. across; gills broad, ventricose, crowded, pale-grey, then reddish; spores pink, globose, rather coarsely .warted, 5-6 µ diameter. The pileus is either almost sessile or furnished with a short lateral or sometimes almost central stem.
Habitat: On the ground, attached to moss, twigs, &c.; also on wood.
Distribution: Dannevirke, New Zealand. Australia, Europe, United States.
Notes: In the young condition, while the gills are yet white, the present species might be mistaken for a Pleurotus , the pink warted spores readily show its affinities at maturity. The present species is quite distinct from Crepidotus epigaeus, although given as a synonym under the last-named species by Cooke, in Austr. Fung., no. 299, p. 59. C. depluens has been also received from Queensland.