Amanita farinosa identification

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Amanita farinosa Schw. Cap 2.5-7cm across, broadly convex to flat with an upturned margin that is distinctly striate to plicate-striate; whitish gray but overlaid with a dense layer of mealy, brownish-gray, powdery volval material. Gills free, close, broad; white. Stem 30-65 x 3-9mm, tapering slightly toward the top; dirty white and smooth or with a white powder; no ring; smallish, white, oval-shaped basal bulb with a brown-gray band of volval remnant around its top. Odor strong, mink smell in old specimens. Spores ellipsoid, nonamyloid, 6.3-9.4 x4.5-7.9?. Deposit white. Habitat singly or scattered on the ground under coniferous and deciduous trees; also in grassy wood edges. Infrequent. Found widely throughout North America. Season June-November. Not edible - avoid; dangerous.

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More info about Amanita farinosa mushroom

Stem type:
Volva on stem
Bulbous base of stem
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
cream or yellowish
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
Grey to beige
Normal size:
North America
Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Last modification: 2015-10-02 00:34:41

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