Amanita echinocephala (Vitt.) Quél. Syn. Amanita solitaria (Bull. ex Fr.) Secr. syn. Aspidella echinocephala (Vitt.) Gilbert Solitary Amanita, Amanite à verrues, Stachelkopiger Wulstling Cap 6–20cm across, colour white with a greenish flush or it can vary from ivory to pale brown, the surface covered with pointed cream warts, less so with age. Stem 80–160 x 20–30mm with ring, swollen towards the pointed, deeply buried base, the lower half of the stem covered in the remains of the volva, the upper part white. Flesh white sometimes with a greenish tinge, bruising yellowish in the stem. Smell unpleasant. Gills free or with a decurrent tooth, white or tinged yellow-green. Spore print white or tinged yellow-green. Spores ellipsoid, amyloid, 9.5–11.5 x 6.5–8µ. Habitat on dry, calcareous soils. Season autumn. Rare. Suspect – should not be eaten many Amanitas contain toxins or poisonous toxins. Found In Europe.