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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map