Amanita echinocephala

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Amanita echinocephala

On calcareous soil with Common Rock Rose and scrub Hawthorn. 4 November 2007 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth, covered with wart-like veil remnants, margin ragged, whitish, to about 15 cm across

Gills

Free, broad, whitish, sometimes with a green or yellow tinge

Stem

Tapered upwards, scaly towards the base, ring fleshy and pendulous, deeply rooting, white

Flesh

Firm, white, sometimes with a greenish tinge in the stem base

Smell

Unpleasant

Taste

Do not taste

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

In deciduous woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (9.5-11.5) x (6.5-8) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous

Notes

Take care not to confuse with A. strobiliformis

Additional Photographs

Amanita echinocephala

4 November 2007 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin