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.

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