Agaricus placomyces

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Creator

Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949)
Culture: American

Subject

Botany; Mycology; Fungi; Mushrooms

Description

Watercolor drawing of paper of 2 large white and purple fungi, one convex the other flat, with inscription in pencil on right side of paper: mushroom on the right is approximately 5 inches tall from cap to root; cap is approximately 3.25 inches at widest point; Cap is convex shaped; cream with brown shading; several purple highlights on cap; underside is visible; peach color with the gills delineated by purple/brown strokes; stem is white near cap; becomes shaded with peach, brown and grey shades down the stem; bottom of stem is a bulbous shape; colored with dark gray to signify earth; mushroom to the right is approximately 4.5 inches high measured from cap to root; cap is flat; approximately 4 inches wide; cap is dark purple on top becoming white; with purple highlights on white cap; underside is not visible; stem is white with brown shading; not as much detail as the mushroom to the left; inscription to right reads " 1. Pileus silvery gray with brownish / small scales, forming dark area / in center, dry. / 2. Lamellae light colored, then / pinkish, then dark brown free- / close or crowded / 3. Spores- Purplish brown/ 4. Stipe silvery white, fibrous- / stuffed becoming hollow- / larger below. / Veil [illegible] white, double or / appearing double, outer [illegible] / floccose- / Gregarious in woods under [illegible] / Montgomery Place, Annandale N.Y. / Sept 21- 1925./ Agaricus placomyces Pk.-"
1. Pileus silvery gray with brownish / small scales, forming dark area / in center, dry. / 2. Lamellae light colored, then / pinkish, then dark brown [sic] free- / close or crowded- / 3. Spores- Purplish brown / 4. Stipe silvery white, fibrous- / stuffed becoming hollow [sic]- / larger below. / Veil thick [sic] white, double [sic] or / appearing double [sic], outer [illegible] / floccose- / Gregarious in woods under [illegible] / Montgomery Place, Annandale / N.Y. / Sept 21- 1925. / Agaricus placomyces Pk.-

Coverage

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Repository: Bard College, Montgomery Place

Date

September 21, 1925
1925
1925

Rights

Gift of J. Dennis Delafield
Prior written permission required to use any photograph from the Bard College Montgomery Place Collection.
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Format

Paper, watercolor, pencil
9 x 11 3/4 in. (22.86 x 29.85 cm)

Type

Botanical drawing

Identifier

Image Number: MP.2005.134

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Collection

Citation

Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949) and Culture: American, “Agaricus placomyces,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed October 17, 2018, http://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/2491.