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Amanita fulva   (Tawny grisette)
North America, Europe
Cap 4-9 cm diameter, stem 7-12 cm tall * 0.8-1.2 cm diameter

Amanita fulva, also known as Tawny grisette, is a medium-sized agaric with distinctive tawny cap and white gills, no ring and usually without cap patches but with volval bag. It grows solitary or scattered on soil in mixed woodlands, favouring birch. The mushroom is not recommended to be eaten because of the danger to be mistaken with poisonous members of the Amanita genus.

Cap orange-brown, paler towards the margin, and darker (even very dark brown) in the center, up to 10 cm in diameter. It is at first ovoid, becoming expanded-convex and flattened. It develops an umbo when expanded, and has a strongly striated margin. Its surface is smooth, slightly sticky and slippery when moist and glistens; later it may dry. Flesh white and brittle. Stem whitish or pallid cap coulor, narrower towards the apex and arising from white volval bag. Hollow in marture specimens. The mushroom has no ring.

Similar species Amanita crocea and Amanita vaginata.

Amanita fulva on the First Nature Web site.
Amanita fulva on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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