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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of rusty-spored agarics having a fleshy pileus and a continuous annulus. Over 120 species are reported by Saccardo. Some grow on the ground and some on decaying wood. P. squarrosa is common on decaying wood in Europe and North America.

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  • n. genus of gilled agarics of Europe and North America having brown spores and an annulus; grows on open ground or decaying wood


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