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Amanita sp.


Amanita species , in the Vaginatae section. It could be A. fulva or A. battarrae. It does not have a ring but rests of the volva can be seen. I has a capof about 80 mm wide; it is brown coloured with a pallid margin with marginal striations.The stem is cream white and the gills white and dense. The genus Amanita contains about 600 species of agarics including some of the most toxic known mushrooms found worldwide, as well as some well-regarded edible species.


Pine tree forest. High mountains. Peñalara, Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/36; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired.

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arlanda 6 years ago

A. submembranacea usually has grey rests of the volva on the cap. A. battarrae
does not have them

arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks Jae, maybe also Amanita fulva. I have an A. submembranacea
and it looks a bit different. It clearly belongs to section Vaginatae as A. fulva and A. submembranacea do.

Jae 6 years ago

Nice one, arlanda. How about Amanita battarrae or Amanita submembranacea?
I read that both species can be found in pine forests at mid and high altitudes.

arlanda 6 years ago

I do not think so, A. pachycolea is found in western North America, according to wikipedia. It is a difficult one, I am still searching

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Amanita pachycolea ?

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Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Oct 18, 2014
Submitted on Mar 26, 2015


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