Jewelled Amanita

Amanita gemmata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Jewelled Amanita Amanita gemmata (Fr.) Bertill. syn. A. junquillea Quél. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 5–7cm across, flattened convex; pale yellow with more ochre centre, covered in snow-white patches of veil remnants; margin striate. Stem 70–100×10–14mm with large basal bulb; white with pale yellow flush; basal bulb encased in a short, thin volva. Flesh white, flushed pale yellow in the stem; smell faint. Gills adnexed; white. Spores 8.5–9×7–7.5¼, ovoid-subglobose; nonamyloid. Spore print white. Habitat in coniferous woods; spring to autumn. Uncommon. Deadly poisonous causing symptoms as in A. pantherina poisoning.

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