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Agaricus cartilagineus


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 convex when young, obtuse, margin incurved and downy, then expanded and usually wavy, arched or bent down near the margin, which is persistently incurved ; always very dry; flesh rather thick, rigid, white, 5-9 cm. across, densely covered with minute black granules on a white ground; gills emarginate and sinuate, crowded, thin, about 4 mm. broad, white, then grey, but not dingy; stem 2.5-5 cm. long, firm but fragile, stout, up to 2.5 cm. thick, pure white, surface even, glabrous, polished; spores globose, 7-8 µ, diameter.
Habitat: On the ground, in beech forests, amongst moss.
Distribution: Middle Island, New Zealand. Europe.
Notes: Readily distinguished by the character of the pileus, pure-white stem, and grey gills.