Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Amanita sp.

Amanita sp.


White carpophore, some 7 to 8 cm tall, with convex white cap, about 5 cm in diameter, with edges covered by partial cottony remains of white veil. I did not discern any particular smell, and carpophores appeared in small dispersed group. Stipe is cylindrical, white, with double ring (rest of the veil and volva). The white and tightly packed gills, as well as rests of volva point to Amanita genus, while the rests of that veil and wrinkled surface of the cap suggest the European white egg or Amanita ovoidea species. However, this fungus is associated with oaks and pines; and edges of forested areas...


Found on grassland (freshly cut) bordering the pathway in between two agricultural field, in plain sunlight. Geneva suburbs, rural area, close to a protected wetlands of Meyrin.


As explained above, this description fits most to European white egg (Amanita ovoidea), a.k.a. Bearded Amanita or European Egg Amidella. However, I'm keeping it on genus level still, because of my own inexperience with mushrooms and the habitat that does not really fit... Moreover it seems that A. ovoidea is somewhat less known in regards to its toxicity - some materials say it is poisonous, while other state it as edible.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Finally decided on ID...

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Meyrin, Genève, Switzerland

Spotted on May 23, 2018
Submitted on Feb 8, 2019

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team