Cyclocybe parasitica

(Syn: Agrocybe parasitica)

An indigenous parasitic species found on native trees, especially tawa, but also on exotics such as poplar. They are easy to identify when they are mature with the brown “skirt” on the stipe. Cap diam: 80–120 mm.

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Agrocybeparasitica
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Agrocybe praecox

An introduced species, found in gardens, grasslands, sawdust and mulch. It is yellow-ochre when mature and can vary greatly in size from 20–80 mm in diameter. It is thought that what we call A. praecox is probably a complex of species.