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23 A. DEALBATUS. Sow. 1. 1-2. 1.

Pileus rather thin, opaque white, often depressed, excentric or lobed, margin narrowly involute ; gills sometimes pale flesh

colour. Common amongst grass under trees, and in woods.

Infundibuliformes-infundibuliform, or deeply umbilicated. 24 A. GIGANTEUS. Sow. 3—4. 4-10. 1–11.

Pileus infundibuliform, not umbonate; whole plant cream
white; gregarious. Spores nearly round. '00028. Pasture,
Bold Park, three years successively in the same spot.
Plantation, Rock Ferry.

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25 A. GEOTRUPUS. Bull. 5–6. 3—4. -11.

Pileus infundibuliform, umbonate, cream-coloured; stem stuffed straight, somewhat attenuated upwards. A. infundibuliformis var. B major. E.F. Spores round. 0003. Wood, Iuce Blundell, Nov., 1857.

26 A. FLACCIDUS. Sow. 1-2 2-3}. --.

Pileus at length infundibuliform, thin, margin deflexed, beautiful reddish buff, sometimes paler; stem stuffed, soon hollow. Tufted. Spores nearly round. ·00018. Eastham, Nov., 1856. Warren, New Brighton, abundant, Nov., 1857.

Sect. B. Pileus carnoso-membranaceous, truly hygrophanous.

Cyathiformes-gills descending. 27 A. CYATHIFORMIS. Bull. 1. 141. 1 line.

Pileus depressed, margin narrowly deflexed, liver-coloured, shining, paler when dry; gills narrow, paler than the pileus; stem unequal. Spores broadly elliptic. **00038. On a fallen tree, Knowsley, Nov., 1857.

Orbiformes-gills not truly decurrent. 28 A. METACHROUS. Fries. 243. 1-2. 2 lines.

Pileus sub-carnose, neat, smooth, margin plane, centre depressed, colour of putty when moist, white when dry; gills at length descending; inodorous, gregarious. Spores elliptic. *00027. Very common in woods, November,

Versiformes-gills adnate, sub-distant. 29 A. LACCATUS, Scop. 2–6. 1-2. 1.

Pileus convex or depressed, varying from flesh-colour to a fine brown-red, often beautifully squamulose ; gills distant, of the same colour as the pileus; stem tough, crooked. Spores rough,

round. :00035. Woods. Very common. var. AMETHYSTINUS. Sow.

Extremely beautiful in colour, amethyst, or purple. Woods,
Eastham and Croxteth.

Sub-yenus COLLYBIA.

Stricepedes-stem sulcate or fibroso-striate. 30 A. RADICATUS. Relh. 1-0. 243. 1.

Pileus nearly plane, wrinkled, viscid, dusky or light brownı; stem attenuated upwards; root long, tapering. Spores broadly elliptic. :0006. About the roots of trees. Halsneau, Patrick Wood, &c.

31 A. MACULATUS. Alb. & Schw. 3-1. 3-5. 1-3.

Pileus nearly plane, white, spotted with rusty red; gills narrow; gregarious. Spores sub-globose. 00025.

Fir plantations. Bold, Eastham, Rainford, &c.

32 A. BUTYRACEUS. Bull. 2—3. 2—3.

Pileus obtusely convex, slightly umbonate, smooth, centre dark livid brown, towards the margin much paler, substance watery, tough; stem at length hollow, expanded below and sub bulbous, downy at the base. Spores sub-lanceolate. '0003. Under beech trees. Knowsley, &c., end of Oct. and Nov.

Vestipedesstem velvety, floccose or pruinose. 33 A. VELUTIPES. Curt. 248. 1-2.

Pileus bright tawny yellow; gills pearly yellow; stem often
curved, the lower part velvety, of a fine rich brown. Tufted.
Spores elliptic. .00033. Common on stumps and rotten wood.
A truly winter Agaric, enduring the sharpest frosts.

31 A. (ONFLUENS. Pers. 3. 11. 2 lines,

Pileus irregular, brown, paler when dry; gills remote; stem twisted, villous; densely tufted; stems confluent at the base. Eastham Wood, Aug., 1856.

35 A. TUBEROSUS. Bull. 1. - } line.

Pileus nearly plane, minutely umbonate, white, umbo pale, rufescent. Doubtfully referred to this species. Growing (without bulbs) under Polyporus giganteus, Knowsley. Sometimes growing on a Sclerotium; sometimes forming a bulb resembling a Sclerotium. See a full account, given in No. 44 of the series, in the Annals.

Læripedes-stem fistulose, smooth. 30 A. XANTHOPUs. Fries. 21. 1. 1 line.

Pileus convex, sub-carnose, dry, yellowish-white; gills broad, free; basidia prominent; stem equal, minutely fistulose, very firm and tough, white at the apex, tawny below, strigose at the base; root long, fibrous. Spores small, legumeniform. Fir

plantation, Rock Ferry, May, 1858.

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37 A. DRYOPHILUS. Bull.

1-2. 1 Pileus thin, nearly plane, hygrophanous; pileus and gills pale or pinkish ; whole plant rather tender. Moist places amongst leaves. Not uncommon.

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38 A. CLAVUS. Bull.

Very slender.
Pileus campanulate, orange-red. Spores narrow, apiculate at
one end. 00033. On a rotten stick, Bromborough Wood,
Oct., 1857.

Sub-genus MYCENA.

Calodontes-gills with the margin of a different colour. 39 A. ELEGANS. Pers. 2.

. } line. Pileus very tender, apex livid, margin striate, lemon-coloured; gills with the margin yellow. On sticks. Prescot Cars, Oct. 1856.

Adonideo-somewhat brightly and permanently coloured. 10 A. PURUS. Pers. 3—4. 1. 1 line.

Pileus subcarnose, convex, sub-diaphanous, amethystine odour like that of radishes. Spores oblong. :0003. Croxteth, Ince Blundell. The Warren, New Brighton.

+1 A. LACTEUS. Pers

2. I. } line.
Pileus sub-umbonate, milky white, finely striate.
bank. Rainhill.

On a hedge

Rigidipedes-gills changing colour ; stem firm, rooting. 42 A. GALERICULATCS. Scop. 1–6. 1-23. 1-1.

Pileus campanulate or quite expanded or umbonate, brownish grey, substriate; gills rather distant, in large specimens connected by veins, whitish or pinkish; stem downy at the base. Spores varying in size, subglobose. 0004. • Maxime variabilis,Fries. A plant so variable as almost to discourage the study of the species in allinity with it. Solitary or densely tufted. Very common on the ground or on stumps or fallen

trees.

Fragilipedes-stem scarcely rooting, not dilated; pileus hygrophanous. 43 A. ALCALINUS. Fries.

The only plant hitherto found in this neighbourhood agreeing with the description and possessing the peculiar nitrous odour of A. alcalinus, is a small, campanulate, dark grey, striated Mycæna, not uncommon in grassy places. It may probably be A. ammoniacus, Fries.

Lactipedes-stem yielding an opaque juice. 44 A. SANGUINOLENTUS. Alb. & Schw. 1–3. 1-2 lines. } line.

Pileus delicate, tinged with a vinous colour. The stem when broken near the base yields a juice of the colour of port wine. Spores varying in size, legumeniform. 0004. Common in woods.

45 A. GALOPUS. Pers. 2—3. 14. 1 line.

Pileus campanulate, semi-oval or semi-fusiform, roughly and somewhat distantly striate, bluish black, opaque, sub-pruinose; gills distant, glancous; stem tough, dark grey. Common in

woods, on stumps and amongst grass. 46 A. CHELIDONIUS. Fries. 1-4.

*- . line. Pileus campanulate or obtusely conical, very tender; diaphanous, hence appearing finely striate; apex light brown, margin paler; gills whitish, not distant. On leaves, especially under Pteris aquilina. The stem of this and the preceding species when broken yields a drop of whitish milky juice.

Glutinipedesstem viscid. 47 A. EPIPTERYGIUS. Scop. 3—4. 1-1. line.

Pileus and stem viscid. Pileus very thin, covered with an epidermis which easily peels off when moist, margin dentate; stem yellow, especially at the apex. Spores irregular, nar

rower at one end, •00035. Very common in heathy woods. 48 A. VULGARIS. Fries. 1-11. 11. line.

Pileus and stem viscid. Pileus plane, dusky, striate; gills
decurrent, white; stem tough. Identified by the Rev. A.
Bloxam. Growing in myriads on fir leaves in a wood at
Croxteth.

Basipedes--stem adhering by a disc.
49 A. STYLOBATES. Pers. 1-]}. 1-2 lines. } line.

Pileus bluntly campanulate, striate, slightly hairy, white.
Whole plant very delicate. On decayed wood in a very moist

place. Rainhill. Dec., 1857. Insititiæ-base of stem without a proper root, growing in a vegetable matrix

by flocci or a tubercle. 50 A. HIEMALIS. Retz. 141. 1-3 lines. line.

Pileus hemispherical, striate, brown; stem curved. A. corticola. E.F. On bark, Croxteth.

Sub-genus OMPHALIA.

Collybiuriæ--pileus expanuled, margin inflexed. 51 A. PYXIDATUS. Bull. 1-2. 1. line.

Pileus infundibuliform, reddish ; gills narrow, distant, decur

rent. Grassy places on the coast.

52 A. MURALIS. Swartz. 1-1. 1-1. 1 line.

Pileus reddish brown, striate, umbilicate; stem curved; gills broad, distant, decurrent. Spores elliptic. :00033. On walls amongst moss. Bold. Halsnead. Woolton.

53 A. UMBELLIFERUS. L. 21. 1-1. 1.

Pileus sub-membranaceous, centre depressed, margin deflexed, striate, pale yellow-brown; gills distant, broad behind. Moist heathy ground. Knowsley. Stourton.

Sub-genus PLEUROTUS.

Excentrici-pileus entire. 54. A. DRYINUS. Pers. 2. 3. 4.

Pileus hard, excentric, almost lateral, dirty white with brown scales. A specimen was in the possession of Mr. F. P. Marrat, said to be gathered by Mr. Fisher from a tree on St. James's Mount, Liverpool.

55 A. ULMARIUS. Bull. 3-4. 4-6. 1.

Pileus fleshy, dry, dirty white, flesh white; gills broad, unequal, white, yellowish when dry; stem curved, ascending. In the hollow of an ash. Croxteth. On ash, Liscard; I. Byerley, Esq. On ash, Runcorn.

56 A. OSTREATCS. Jacq.

Pileus excentric or dimidiate, fleshy, clammy, smooth when dry, deep lead colour, from three to fourteen inches in breadth, margin involute when young; gills white, forked ; stem when present stout, firm, downy. Spores oblong,

0004. Timber yard, Bold, Nov. 1856. Nearly covering a fallen tree, Knowsley, Nov. 1857.

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57 A. SALIGNUS. Pers.

Pileus dimidiate, four inches broad, rather thin, firm, grey or pale dun, depressed and downy at the base, margin never involute. Spores oblong, three times longer than broad. •C005. On a willow in a garden at Poolton; I. Byerley, Esq.

Resupinati-pileus resupinate, at length sub-reflexed.

58 A. APPLICATUS. Batsch.

Pileus sub-sessile, dimidiate, half-an-inch broad, dark grey, villous at the centre; gills grey. On rotten wood, Eastham. Rainhill.

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