Amanita porphyria, also knows as Grey veiled amanita, is a medium to large, fleshy agaric that has greyish brown cap, sometimes with grey patches, white gills, ring and a bulbous base. The mushroom grows near coniferous trees.
Hemispherical when young, then convex and finally flattening, greyish brown to brown in colour, usually smooth, sometimes with grey patches. Gills
soft, crowded, white and free from the stem. Flesh
is white with a smell of radish. Stem
thick, smooth, white or pale yellow and has a grey to black ring. Has also a basal bulb.
Amanita porphyria can easily be confused with much more poisonous species such as the Panther cap (Amanita pantherina).
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