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"American Caesar's Mushroom"

Amanita jacksonii


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.


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


Thanks RandyL. for the correction!

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1 Comment

RandyL. 7 years ago

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

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Maumelle, Arkansas, USA

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

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