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the pileus is much brighter than he represents it; his figure exactly accords with the plant in a drying state, and with some specimens less perfect that those here delineated. Our largest figure nearly agrees with Dr. Withering's description of A. cæfarius, but does not accord with any of the plates quoted for that species. Our limacinus is enveloped in a veil of gluten when young. The stalk is somewhat pithy.

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TAB. IX.


AGARICUS COLLINITUS.


This was found in Peckham (or Oak of honour) wood Oct. 9 and 16, 1794, tolerably plentiful. When young it is enveloped in a veil of gluten, which is durable on the dried specimen, and has a beautiful transparent appearance like isinglass. The gulls are of a rusty iron colour, rounded at their base, and detached from the stalk, though partly connected by cobweb-like threads inclining downwards. Similar threads arise upwards from the ennulus, meeting the former. The stalk is nearly solid, but rather pithy.

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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?