Habitat: Occurs primarily in forests, seems to be restricted to the Pacific Coast, and is more common in California than it is in the PNW.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Agaricus hondensis is a medium to large toxic species, with an often pink-tinged, fibrillose cap that darkens with age, solid flesh, smooth stipe, and a large thick (“felty”) ring. The gills are grayish to pale pinkish when young, and the stipe base usually bruises light chrome yellow and exhibits a phenolic odor when the flesh is crushed. It is most likely to be confused with the edible A. subrutilescens, which, although similarly colored, is less solid and has a mild odor, shaggy stipe, and a much less substantial ring. A. hondensis is named for a location in California, La Honda, not for the Japanese automobile.