Amanita excelsa var spissa

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Amanita excelsa var spissa

17 October 2006 Hampshire . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Amanita spissa

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth, lined at the margin, covered with whitish or greyish veil remnants, brown to grey brown, to about 12 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, whitish

Stem

+/- equal, whitish, often scaly towards the base, base enlarged and often partially buried, ring fleshy, whitish, finely lined on the upper surface

Flesh

Firm, white

Smell

Faint

Taste

Mild

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores broadly ellipsoidal, smooth (9-10) x (8-9) µm2

Edibility

Edible, but easily confused with poisonous species

Notes

Take care not to confuse with A. pantherina and A. rubescens

Additional Photographs

Amanita excelsa var spissa

14 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Amanita excelsa var spissa

29 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin