Tawny Grisette - Amanita fulva

    Description

    The cap is 5 to 8 cm diameter; tawny orange with a paler area around the edge of the cap which, when mature is flat but with a small raised central area (an umbo). The edge of the cap is striated (with comb-like radial ridges). The gills are white, free and crowded. The stipe (stem) usually tapers being narrower at the top; white with zig-zag patterning in a paler shade of the cap colour. There is no ring, but at the base of the stipe there is a large white sack-like volva.

    Habitat

    Found in woodland and well wooded places, often besides paths.

    When to see it

    July to October.

    Life History

    Associated with hardwood and softwood trees.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Quite frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map