Tawny Grisette - Amanita fulva
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.
Found in woodland and well wooded places, often besides paths.
July to October.
Associated with hardwood and softwood trees.
Widespread and fairly frequent throughout Britain.
Quite frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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