Amanita brunnescens Photo: Brian Shelton
Caps are 5-15 cm across, convex becoming flat, dark-brown, fading to pale brown, or white, and covered with whitish to pale brown, cottony warts . Flesh is white and stains red-brown. Gills are free, white and close. Stalks are up to 15 cm tall by 2 cm broad, with a cleft basal bulb, smooth, white, and stain red-brown. Rings are white, large, and persistent. Cup breaking into cottony fragments. Spore prints are white and amyloid. Widespread and fairly common, it fruits on the ground in woods. Poisonous.