Orange Grisette - Amanita crocea

    Alternative names
    Giant Grisette

    This lovely fungus is distinguished by a thick, white volva, faint zig-zag white-and-orange stem markings and an absence of veil remnants on the cap. The cap is 5 to 10 cm diameter; yellow-orange with an apricot tinge at the centre. The gills are cream, crowded, free or sometimes adnexed.

    Identification difficulty

    Found around Birch trees, only very occasionally with other broadleaved trees.

    When to see it

    July to October.

    Life History

    Associated with Birch

    UK Status

    Occasinal but widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional and local in Leicestershire and Rutland.  There are only about 10 records for this area at present.

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    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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