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Amanita fulva      Tawny Grisette

There are a lot of colour variants in the Amanita vaginata complex and there is some confusion as to whether Amanita fulva is a colour variant of  the true grisette (Amanita vaginata) - click here) or if it is a separate species.   At any rate the brown shades are common  in the east and the grey shades common in the west.

Caps are 4-9 cm across, conical to convex, with a central umbo, smooth, radially striate, reddish brown. Cup is prominent and whitish to tan. Stalks are  up to 12 cm tall by 12 mm wide, tapering towards the apex, white, with ring absent.  Spore prints are white.  Not recommended for eating - too risky).