Grey Veiled Amanita

Amanita porphyria

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Grey Veiled Amanita Amanita porphyria Alb. & Schwein. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 5–9cm across, convex becoming flattened; pale greyish-brown with vinaceous flush; smooth. Stem 100–130×10–15mm; whitish; ring thin and fragile, basal bulb encased in a short volva. Flesh whitish, becoming brown; taste unpleasant, smell slight. Gills free to adnexed; white. Spores 7.5–9.5¼ diameter, globose; amyloid. Spore print white. Habitat in coniferous or mixed woods; late summer to autumn. Occasional. Not edible.

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