Amanita echinocephala

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Amanita echinocephala

11 September 2020 Hampshire. 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 to light brown, 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, amyloid (9.5-11.5) x (6.5-8) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous

Notes

This species could be confused with Amanita strobiliformis

Additional Photographs

Amanita echinocephala

11 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Amanita echinocephala

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 11 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Amanita echinocephala

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

Amanita echinocephala

4 November 2007 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin