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Agaricus hondensis
felt-ringed Agaricus, felt-ringed mushroom

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

Identification Notes:

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.

Accepted Name:
Agaricus hondensis Murrill

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Agaricus hondensis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Agaricus hondensis photos.

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