Amanita flavoconia identification

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Amanita flavoconia Atkinson Yellow Patches Cap 3-7cm across, ovoid at first, then expanding to convex or flat with umbo; bright yellow to orange, with small bright yellow veil fragments loosely spread over surface; margin of cap without radial grooves. Gills free or slightly adnexed, crowded; white or with faint flush of yellow. Stem 50-100 X 5-15mm, white to yellow, with swollen basal bulb, covered on lower half with yellow floccose-crumbly veil fragments; with membranous white or yellow ring. Flesh white, unchanging. Odor slight, pleasant. Spores ovate-elliptic, smooth, amyloid, 7-8(9) x 4.5-5?. Deposit white. Habitat in mixed woods. Very common. Found in most of eastern North America. Season July-October. Edibility uncertain - best avoided. Comment Most likely to be confused with the much rarer Amanita frostiana, which differs in its striate cap margin, nonamyloid, globose spores, and often marginate basal bulb of stem. My third pictures shows a very white bleached form.

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More info about Amanita flavoconia mushroom

Stem type:
Ring on stem
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:
Normal size:
North America
Yellow Patches
Last modification: 2015-10-02 00:34:56

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