Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms/Volume 1/Tab. 10

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TAB. X.


AGARICUS FRAGRANS Major Velley in With. v. 3. 307.


Not uncommon among grass in spring and autumn. I have frequently found it by the fragrance it emits to a considerable distance, and which is often so powerful as to scent a whole box of other fungi. It is however sometimes scentless, and the odour always evaporates in drying. This odour resembles that of Woodroof, or of Vernal grass Anthoxanthum odoratum, near which last it often grows. Can it derive any fragrance from thence?


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