John Stevenson Agaricus-Bolbitius

ISBN 13: 9781235960628


9781235960628: Agaricus-Bolbitius

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ...sometimes however caespitose. On decayed wood, stumps, &c. Rare. Aug.-Sept. Spores elliptic. Considered edible. Name--bombyx, silk. Silky. Schtcff. t. 98. Fr. Monogr. i. p. 259. Hym. Eur. p. 182. Berk. Out. p. 139. /. 7./. 1. C. Hbk. n. 231. Illust. PI. 293. Krombh. t. 23./. 15-21. Brig. t. 34. /. 1-6. Barla t. 25./. 1-5. Mich. N. gen. t. 76./. 2. 401. A. volvaceus Bull.--Pileus 7.5 cent. (3 in.) broad, rarely more, cinereous, black-streaked with adpressed fibrils, campanulate then expanded, obtuse. Stem 7.5-12.5 cent. (3-5 in.) long, Voivaria. 12 mm. (# in.) thick, white, solid, somewhat equal; volva lax. Gills free, flesh-coloured. Its history is wholly that of A. bombycinus, but it is generally smaller. It differs constantly, however, in the volva being less ample and persistent and in becoming fuscous, in breadth, colour, and streaking of the pileus, and in the gills being less purely flesh-coloured. In stoves, roadsides, &c. Rare. July-Aug. Spores 6-8 x 4 mk. B. Name--volva, a wrapper; furnished with a volva. Bull. t. 262. Fr. Monogr. i. /. 260. Hym. Eur. p. 182. Fl. Dan. t. 1731. f. 2. Vivian. t. 10. Ventur. t. 22. Barl. t. 25. f. 6-13. Fr. Nees in Act. Nat. Cur. xvi. /. 7. C. Illust. PI. 294. Form departing from the type Sow. t. 1. Berk. Out. p. 140. C. Hbk. n. 232. 402. A. Loveianus Berk.--Pileus 6 cent, (t.% in.) broad, white with a very slight shade of pink or cinereous, beautifully silky, moderately fleshy, subtruncato-globose, then convex or slightly expanded, margin involute. Stem 5 cent. (2 in.) long, 4-6 mm. (2-3 lin.) thick, white, solid, bulbous, attenuated upwards, closely fibrillose with a little matted down, very juicy; volva pure white with a little downy prominence within round the base of the stem. Gills broad in front, quite ...

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