Amanita vaginata (Grisette)
North America, Europe
Cap 5-9 cm diameter, stem 13-20 cm tall * 1.5-2 cm diameter
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Amanita vaginata, also known as Grisette, is a medium-sized greyish, fleshy agaric with a volval bag but no ring or cap patches. It grows solitary or scattered on soil in broad-leaf woods and on heaths. It fruits during summer and autumn.

Cap ovoid, expanding to almost flat, featuring a central bump. It's initially sticky, especially when wet. Colour ranges from grey to greyish brown, occasionally displaying scattered white to greyish patches. The margin is prominently lined or grooved for up to 1 cm or more. The cap flesh is white and firm. Gills free from the stem or slightly attached to it, white, close or crowded. Stem white or tinged with the cap colour, tapering only slightly (narrower near the cap). The base is enclosed in a sacklike, white volva that fits loosely and sometimes discolours greyish or reddish brown. The stem has no ring. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: Spores are round and smooth, measuring 8-12┬Ám in diameter; they lack amyloid properties.

Amanita vaginata on the First Nature Web site.
Amanita vaginata on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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