Amanita franchetii


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Amanita franchetii (Boud.) Fayod syn. A. aspera sensu auct. mult. (illustrated 30% life size) Cap 7–9cm across; pale or dingy brown; the surface densely covered with the remains of the universal veil, showing as pointed, sulphur-yellow warts. Stem 80–100Γ—20–30mm; pale buff; large, membranous ring often embellished with light sulphur veil remnants, as is the bulbous stem base with the remains of the volva. Flesh white, discolouring brown where eaten by insects and such; smell faint, not distinctive. Gills adnate or with a slight decurrent tooth; white. Spores 9Γ—6–6.5ΒΌ, broadly ovate; amyloid. Spore print white. Habitat in deciduous woods; autumn. Rare. Said to be edible but not worthwhile.

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