Fig 1
CAP: 5 - 25cm in diameter.  Convex and coloured white to ivory becoming yellowish and becoming cracked into numerous ochraceous scales.   The margin splits with age and gives a toothed appearance that contributes to the final ID. STIPE: White and occasionally tapering and with a thick ring that has a scaly underside. GILLS/PORES: White, reddening where damaged.  Crowded and free. FLESH: White with orange-reddish tinge in stem where cut.  Taste mild and with smell of crushed almonds when young. SPORES: Brown, ellipsoid. HABITAT: Grows in groups in pastures more often than not adjacent to woodland. SEASON: Occasional.  Summer to autumn. EDIBILITY: Edible.

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