Snakeskin Grisette - Amanita ceciliae

Alternative names
Cecilia's Ringless Amanita

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.

Identification difficulty

On the ground, often in copses or open woodland.

When to see it

August to November.

UK Status

Occasional in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map