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synonyms: Amanita inaurata, Amanita strangulata, Amanite dorée, Doppelscheidiger Scheidenstreifling, Óriás selyemgomba
Amanita ceciliae 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6945
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Amanita ceciliae Mushroom
Ref No: 6946
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Amanita ceciliae3 Mushroom
Ref No: 6947
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Volva on stem
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Amanita ceciliae (Berk. & Br.) Bas sensu lato syns. A. inaurata (Gillet) Fayod, A. strangulata of many authors. Óriás selyemgomba. Cap 5-12cm across, convex to flat with an upturned, deeply lined margin and a low umbo; brownish black to brownish gray, darker at the disc, paler toward the margin; smooth, slightly sticky when moist, with loose, charcoal-gray patches of volval remnants dotted around the cap. Gills free, close; white. Stem 50-160 x 7-15mm, hollow or lightly stuffed, tapering slightly toward the top; dingy white with flattened grayish hairs; no ring; no basal bulb, but loose, cottony, brownish or charcoal-colored patches of volval remnants dotted around stem base and lower stem. Flesh thin, soft, white. Odor faint or none. Taste slight. Spores globose, nonamyloid, 10.2-11.7x 10.2-11.7µ. Deposit white. Habitat singly or scattered on the ground in mixed coniferous and deciduous forests and also in open woods. Infrequent. Found widely distributed throughout North America. Season July-October (November-March in California). Not edible – best avoided since it is possibly poisonous. Comment Formerly known as Amanita inaurata Secr.

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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 27 October 2013

Westonbirt Arboretum
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jesse williams (United States) - 10 August 2011

Strangulata found in New Hampshire.
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 30 July 2011

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dejan stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 26 June 2011

Dejan Stojanovic-Zmaj,Babusnica, Serbia
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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 07 October 2010

Leicester, England, September 2010
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