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Jewelled amanita

Amanita cf. gemmata


This lovely little mushroom of sandy soil nearly always has veil patches adhering to the pale ochre cap, which expands until flat or occasionally slightly depressed in the centre. Pale ochre with darker centre, retaining white veil fragments mainly in centre, convex, flattening. 5 to 9 cm across. The gills are white, adnexed and crowded. Stems are white, tinted ochre. 7 to 10 cm long, 1 to 1.5 cm in diameter. A short-lived stem ring falls away to leave an indistinct mark low down on stem, there is a short volva around its slightly swollen stem base.


Mycorhizal with conifers, particularly pines, but occasionally reported from sites containing only hardwood trees. Amanita gemmata is most commonly seen on sandy soil in coastal pine forests on stable sand dunes.


Spotted in Paleispark 't Loo in rural area of Apeldoorn, Holland. (sources:see reference)

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Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Oct 5, 2015
Submitted on Oct 7, 2015

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