Agaricus moelleri, aka Flat-topped Agaric, aka “The Prince Imposter.”
Prolific, ostentatious, attractive in that earthy way, adaptable and tempting, it strives to mimic Agaricus augustus – a sought-after edible known as The Prince that is favored for its firm flesh and almond-y perfume.
But no sweet duxelles to be had here. Much like its British buddy, The Yellow Stainer, A. moelleri will only give you a nasty case of the trots.
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Prince Imposter 3, 2, 1, 4, c. 2013