Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms/Volume 1/Tab. 1
AGARICUS VOLVACEUS Bulliard t. 262.
Found in great plenty in the bark-beds of hothouses about London in the year 1785. The Rev. Mr. Relhan, so well known by his Flora Cantabrigiensis, discovered it in Dr. Harwood's bark-bed at Cambridge last year 1794, and, considering it as a great curiosity, very kindly favoured me with specimens. The same year I met with it growing in a lane at Peckham, inclining to the appearance of Bulliard's A. vaginatus. On the 21st of August 1795 I found in Earl Spencer's park at Wimbledon a specimen resembling that figure which is just disengaging itself from the volva, but four times as large, with a lighter coloured pileus, but gills corresponding in colour to these; it grew on a very rotten stump of a Lime-tree.