Orange Grisette - Amanita crocea
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.
Found around Birch trees, only very occasionally with other broadleaved trees.
July to October.
Associated with Birch
Occasinal but widespread in Britain.
Occasional and local in Leicestershire and Rutland. There are only about 10 records for this area at present.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015