Amanita frostiana identification

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Amanita frostiana (Pk.) Sacc. Cap 2-8cm across, convex becoming flat with a fairly distinctly lined margin; bright orange, slightly darker at the disc; smooth, sticky when moist, and dotted with yellow or cream cottony patches of volval material, becoming woolly toward the margin. Gills free, close; white. Stem 47-62 x 4-11 mm, stuffed, tapering slightly toward the top; white to yellowish, slightly hairy, a yellowish, drooping ring that sometimes falls off in age; a white oval-shaped basal bulb with yellowish, cottony patches of volval material on it and the lower stem. Flesh off-white, yellowish. Spores globose, nonamyloid, 7-10.2 x 7-10.2?. Deposit white. Habitat singly or in small groups on the ground in mixed woods or under conifers. Rare. Found in eastern North America. Season August. Not edible avoid many Amanitas contain toxins some deadly.

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More info about Amanita frostiana mushroom

Stem type:
Ring on stem
Volva on stem
Bulbous base of stem
Stem much longer than cap diameter
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
cream or yellowish
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
Red or redish or pink
Normal size:
North America
Last modification: 2015-10-02 00:35:43

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