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

synonyms: Amanite verrues, Solitary Amanita, Stachelkopfiger Wulstling, Tsks galca
Amanita echinocephala Mushroom
Ref No: 6961
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Amanita echinocephala2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6962
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location: Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Volva on stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on the ground

Amanita echinocephala (Vitt.) Qul. Syn. Amanita solitaria (Bull. ex Fr.) Secr. syn. Aspidella echinocephala (Vitt.) Gilbert Solitary Amanita, Amanite verrues, Stachelkopfiger Wulstling, Amanita a cappello aculeato, Stekelkopmaniet, Tsks galca. Cap 620cm 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 80160 x 2030mm 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, 9.511.5 x 6.58. Habitat on dry, calcareous soils. Season autumn. Rare. Suspect should not be eaten many Amanitas contain toxins or poisonous toxins. Found In Europe.

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marion ashby (United Kingdom) - 19 January 2013

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julian flynn () - 03 October 2009

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 01 November 2008

This form was at one time called A. strobiliformis.
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