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"American Caesar's Mushroom"

Amanita jacksonii

Description:

Cap diameter: 3-4 inches Initially ovoid or hemispherical before convex and finally flat. The surface is smooth, and the margins striated. color orange-red. Gills pale to golden yellow. Stem Diameter 2-3 cm, Height: 8-15 cm Cylinder-shaped, pale to golden yellow. The base of the stipe is thicker than the top. Ring Large, falling, membranous, streaked, golden-yellow color. Volva White, persistent, smooth, fleshy and free to the stem. Smell Faint and delicate Season: summer to autumn Edible: Excellent but some say not as good as its European counterpart the true Caesar's Mushroom.

Habitat:

open deciduous woodland, especially with oaks, in warm regions. This one was surrounded by Post Oaks.

Notes:

Thanks RandyL. for the correction!

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1 Comment

RandyL.
RandyL. 7 years ago

I'm not sure Amanita caesarea occurs in North America. I think this would be Amanita jacksonii.

LakeGibby
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LakeGibby

Maumelle, Arkansas, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2014
Submitted on May 31, 2014

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