Phaeolepiota aurea

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Phaeolepiota aurea

October 2000 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, surface suede like, golden yellow to orange brown, to about 25 cm across

Gills

Broad, adnate, whitish then yellow brown.

Stem

Equal or swollen at the base, surface smooth above the ring, covered with granular scales below, ring apical, pendant and fleshy, golden yellow to orange brown

Flesh

Whitish to pale yellow, firm

Smell

+/- spicy

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On rich soil in mixed woods and wood margins

Spore Print

Ochraceous or yellowish

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to spindle shaped, finely rough (10-13) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible