Snakeskin Grisette - Amanita ceciliae
This is a distinctive, often tall species. In young specimens the cap is yellowy coloured and has numerous fleecy grey patches, by maturity the cap loses most of its yellow tint and looks a duller brown, but often retains the fleecy patches. The cap margin may be paler than the centre and is noticeably grooved. The stem has a fragile grey volva at the base.
On the ground, often in copses or open woodland.
August to November.
Occasional in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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