(The Emperor, Rocky Mountain Prince)
On the ground, in the woods usually under Spruce or other conifers. Typically above 9000ft. A few scattered together.
Agaricus julius is the rocky mountain version of Agaricus augustus (The Prince). It has brown scales on cap with a shaggy stem (when young). It stains yellow on cap when bruised or scratched. Agaricus amicosus is similar but stains red while the prince stains yellow. A. amicosus scaling pattern is also slightly different as well as color. This is a beautiful mushroom and once you see it you its one you'll never forget. It reminds me of a portabello mushroom only much better. It smells distinctively cherry almond in my opinion. One of the very best Agaricus for the table.
White to Brown
Feb 18 2023 08:31 AM
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