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stick more than an inch deep in the bank. The out side is very woolly, attaching it to straws and other substances in its way. In drying it becomes toughist and leathery, and less vivid in colour.
AGARICUS CLYPEOLARIUS With. v. 3. 379.
This occurs frequently in woods and fir plantations in damp weather. It certainly includes the A. meleagris of Withering. The ring is occasionally wanting, nor can I call it permanent.
Many Agarics have, like this, a loose pith, but so tender it often slides along with the blade of the instrument used to divide the stalk.
A rare species, hitherto I believe discovered only by the Rev. Mr. Hugh Davies, on a decaying apple-tree in Llysdulas garden Anglesea, 1790, from whom I have been favoured with excellent and well preserved specimens. It much resembles Boletus versicolor in colour and texture, and by the upper surface might be mistaken for that fungus.