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Tawny grisette

Amanita fulva


Caps of Amanita fulva range from 5 to 8 cm in diameter when fully mature, tawny orange with a paler area around the edge of the cap. The surface is nearly always devoid of veil fragments. Initially egg-shaped, the cap expands to become flat but with a small raised central area. The edge of the cap is striated. The gills of the tawny grisette are white, free and crowded, of variable length, some start at the margin and others start near the stipe. Sometimes a few of the gills start well away from the margin and terminate well before reaching the stem. Stems of the tawny grisette are 10 to 15 cm long and 1 to 1.5 cm in diameter, tapering, white or flushed pale tawny, often with the surface very finely fibrillose. There is no ring, but at the base of the stipe there is a large white sack-like volva.


Amanita fulva is mycorhizal with hardwood and softwood trees, it is commonly found beside woodland paths.


Spotted in Balloërveld in rural area of Balloo, Holland. (sources:see reference)

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Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, Netherlands

Spotted on Oct 10, 2015
Submitted on Oct 14, 2015

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