Brownish amanita

Brownish amanita - Cap and stalk, fruiting body
  • Latin name: Amanita brunnescens Atk.
  • French name: Amanite brunissante
  • Division: Basidiomycota
  • Class: Agaricales
  • Synonym(s): Amanita aestivalis Sing.,
    Amanita brunescens var. pallida Atk. Krieger,
    Amanita phalloides Auct. Am.
Description

Micro-habitat(s)

Litter

Distribution

Eastern Canada

Damage, symptoms and biology

Humicolous species with a cap (5 to 20 cm in diameter) that is olive-brown in colour, sometimes viscous or covered with cottony patches or small white scales. The flesh is white, delicate, soft and turns brown when exposed to the air. The gills are close, free and white to brownish in colour. The stem, which is somewhat thickened at the base, becomes hollow with age. It has a membranous ring and a notched or "cleft" bulb, enveloped in a membranous volva. This species produces white spores.

Other information

This mushroom should not be eaten as it is poisonous.

Habitats : deciduous forests and mixed forests.

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Brownish amanita

Photos
  • Brownish amanita Cap and stalk, fruiting body
  • Brownish amanita Cap and stalk, fruiting body
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