Amanita fulva

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Amanita fulva

21 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Tawny Grisette

Cap

Conical, then flattened, smooth, margin lined, orange brown, to about 9 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, white

Stem

Tapered upwards, hollow, whitish, emerging from a fleshy sack, or volva

Flesh

White

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On acid soil in deciduous woods, favouring birch

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores spherical, smooth (9-12) µm

Edibility

Edible, but best avoided for fear of confusion with deadly poisonous species