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Amanita albocreata Mushroom
Ref No: 6689
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location: North America
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Volva on stem, Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Amanita albocreata (Atkinson) Gilbert Cap 2.5-8cm across, convex becoming flat; white to pale yellow or with a pale yellow disc; sticky when moist, smooth, spotted with easily removed flaky patches or warts of whitish volva) remnants. Gills free or narrowed, adnexed, crowded, moderately broad; white. Stem 50-150x5-13mm (2-6x'/4-1/2in), stuffed, with minute scaly patches, tapering slightly toward the top; no ring; the almost round basal bulb is white; the sheath-like volva has a free margin and a few woolly flakes or patches near the base. Flesh thin; white. Spores subglobose to ellipsoid, nonamyloid, 7-9.4 x 6.3-8.7. Deposit white. Habitat on the ground in coniferous and deciduous woods and sometimes in open, grassy areas. Infrequent. Found in northeastern north America. Season June-August. Possibly poisonous -avoid, dangerous.

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