Cap 40-60 mm broad, hemispherical to broadly convex, covered at first by a cottony, white universal Viel, becoming appressed fibrillose to squamulose in age, white then finally reddish brown; flesh staining pink when cut; odor of almonds. Gills free, close, broad, reddish gray becoming dark brown. Stem 60-80 x 10-13 mm, cylindrical above a bulbous base, covered at first with white cottony Viel, glabrous and white to pinkish brown above annulus, white then darkening to reddish brown at the base; with a pendulous, floccose annulus. Spore Deposit dark brown. Edibility: unknown.
This newly described species of Agaricus is easily recognized by the white, cottony, fluffy universal veil tissue that initially covers the cap and stem. The universal veil tissue often disappears with age and the cap becomes reddish brown. In addition cut tissues stain pink to red and smell like almond extract. Although we suspect that the species is edible, we have not yet tried it. Is: HA