Amanita vaginata

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Amanita vaginata

12 October 2006 Oxfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, then flattened, usually with a small central bump, smooth, sometimes with remains of the veil, margin lined, grey to grey brown, to about 9 cm across

Gills

Adnexed, crowded, white

Stem

Slender, tapered upwards, finely scaly, white, emerging from a distinct fleshy sack, or volva

Flesh

White

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In mixed deciduous woods, favouring beech and oak

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores spherical, smooth (9-12) µm

Edibility

Edible, but could be confused with poisonous species

Additional Photographs

Amanita vaginata

21 October 2006 Oxfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin