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Amanita citrina.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Amanita mappa, Amanite citrine, Citromgalóca, False Deathcap, Gelber Knollenblätterpilz, Oronge citrine
Amanita citrina2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6692
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Amanita citrina Mushroom
Ref No: 6693
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Amanita citrina field Mushroom
Ref No: 6694
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Amanita citrina 7 Mushroom
Ref No: 21454
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Volva on stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy), Other
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Amanita citrina (Schaeff.) S. F. syn. A. mappa (Batsch ex Lasch) Quél. Gray. False Death Cap, Amanite citrine, Oronge citrine, Gelber Knollenblätterpilz, Tignosa paglierina, Gele knolamaniet, Citromgalóca (galóca). Cap 4–10cm across, ivory to pale lemon especially near the centre, covered in persistent coarse whitish patches which discolour ochre-brown. Stem 60–80×8–12mm, ivory white, tapering and longitudinally lined above the membranous ring, the large basal bulb encased in the remains of the volva which creates a trough around the stem. Flesh white, the stem becoming hollow in older specimens. Taste unpleasant, smelling strongly of raw potatoes. Gills adnexed, whitish. Spore print white. Spores almost spherical, amyloid, 9.5 x 7.5µ. Habitat in deciduous or coniferous woods, especially with beech. Season summer to late autumn. Frequent. Inedible possibly poisonous, of no interest as the strong taste and smell make it unpleasant, and to be avoided due to possible confusion with the deadly A. phalloides. Distribution, America and Europe. The earlier start date for fungus names possibly means that Amanita citrina needs to be called A. bulbosa var. citrina, but it to be hoped that a name in such common usage may be left unchanged.

Amanita citrina var. alba
White False Deathcap Amanita citrina var. alba (Gillet) Gilbert This is a frequently occurring form of A. citrina which differs only in being white throughout. Less strongly smelling than A. citrina, but still disagreeable to taste, inedible to be avoided easily confused with the deadly Amanitas. Distribution, Europe and possibly America .
Comment Amanita citrina vat. lavendula Coker (as A. mappa) differs in its flush of lavender, in the universal veil, and sometimes in the streaks on the cap and is probably a distinct species in its own right. (North America).

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Zoran Tasovac (Canada) - 01 August 2013

Found on 31st of July, 2013 near Ancaster, Ontario.
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 01 March 2013

Photo taken by member of Micological Society of Niš,Serbia,Marjan Kustera
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marion ashby (United Kingdom) - 23 January 2013

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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 18 January 2013

Tudor Ioana si Paul Covic, Romania 18 ianuarie 2013
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 02 January 2013

Amanita citrina.
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 25 July 2011

Mushroom vegetate on the mountain Selièevica, municipalities Gadžin Han city of Nis, Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
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Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 27 June 2011

Oct 2004 New Forest
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Stuart Bates (United Kingdom) - 06 September 2010

Amanita citrina var. alba - White False Deathcap. Found 5th September at Shire Hill in Glossop, Derbyshire.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 21 June 2010

2/10/2008 Lasy Oliwskie Gdañsk.Poland
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lee collins (United Kingdom) - 28 April 2009

False Death Cap
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 01 November 2008

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