Amanita eliae

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Amanita eliae Quél. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 6–10cm across; creamy-beige to flesh-coloured, with patches of white veil. Stem 80–120mm×8–12mm, slightly bulbous; white to cream-coloured; fleeting white volva, often reduced to a slight band; ring white. Flesh white, tinged cream below the cap cuticle; taste pleasant, smell faint. Gills free; white. Spores 11–13×7–8¼, broadly ovate; nonamyloid. Spore print white. Habitat with broad-leaved trees, especially oak; late summer to late autumn. Rare. Not edible possibly poisonous.

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