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agaric

1. any saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus of the family Agaricaceae, having gills on the underside of the cap. The group includes the edible mushrooms and poisonous forms such as the fly agaric
2. the dried spore-producing bodies of certain fungi, esp Polyphorus officinalis (or Boletus laricis), formerly used in medicine
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In the course of our ongoing studies on southern Brazilian agaricoid fungi, we found a new member of Stropharia, whose description is the subject of the present paper.
Lange), which shows an agaricoid shape, with the upper part of the basidioma flattened, 3-7 cm broad, 1-2 cm high, often clearly grooved to lobed, with a distinct pseudostipe, 4-6 cm high, 1-2 cm broad.
Smithiogaster, a new genus of Agaricoid Gasteromycetes.