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synonyms: Coucoumelle grise, Grauer Scheidenstreifling, Grisette, Szürke selyemgomba
Amanita vaginata Mushroom
Ref No: 7052
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Amanita vaginata2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7054
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Amanita vaginata var alba014 Mushroom
Ref No: 21458
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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, Stem much longer than cap diameter
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Amanita vaginata (Bull. ex Fr.) Vitt. syn. Amanitopsis vaginata (Bull. ex Fr.) Roze. Grisette, Coucoumelle grise, Grauer Scheidenstreifling, Szürke selyemgomba, Falso farfaraccio, Colombina, Grijze slanke amaniet, Cap 5–9cm across, ovoid at first expanding to almost flat with umbo, typically grey-brown, more rarely darker or lighter, or even white (var. alba), distinctly lined at margin. Stem 130–200 x 15–20mm, tapering towards the apex, whitish flushed with cap colour, base enclosed in large bag-like volva tinged grey, no ring. Flesh white, becoming hollow in stem. Taste and smell not distinctive. Gills crowded, adnexed, white. Spore print white. Spores globose, nonamyloid, 9–12µ in diameter. Habitat in deciduous woods, or on heaths. Season summer to autumn. Frequent. Said to be edible but best avoided due to possible confusion with the deadly Amanitas. Distribution, America and Europe. The third picture is very pale and is probably Var. alba.

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Ðặng Hạnh (Vietnam) - 23 March 2014

Amanita vaginata in North VietNam
Amanita vaginata var alba014
Lyubomir Radoev (Bulgaria) - 14 July 2013

Amanita vaginata var. crocera
Amanita vaginata var alba014
Lyubomir Radoev (Bulgaria) - 09 June 2013

Amanita vaginata var. alba - found in Stara Planina, Bulgaria
Amanita vaginata var alba014
Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 20 May 2012

Amanita vaginata. Municipality Gadžin Han, Long Polyana village (Dubac), South Serbia, SERBIA.
Amanita vaginata var alba014
jesse williams (United States) - 05 September 2011

found August 2009, White Mts., New Hampshire, USA
Amanita vaginata var alba014
Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 10 August 2011

Mushroom vegetate in Zaplanje, municipalities Gadžin Han city of Nis, Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
Amanita vaginata var alba014
Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 24 July 2011

Amanita vaginata var alba014
Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 05 June 2011

Find and photo taken by Marjan Kuštera,Serbia,Niš. This one is the first in season 2011. Oak threes,mountain Seličevica near Niš, Southern Serbia.
Amanita vaginata var alba014
Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 05 June 2011

This is Amanita vaginata-var.alba Find and photo taken by Marjan Kuštera,Serbia,Niš
Amanita vaginata var alba014
Richard Oakley (United Kingdom) - 14 September 2010

Richard Oakley, UK Epping Forest, 9 Sept 2010
Amanita vaginata var alba014
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 26 July 2010

27.06.2009 Lasy Oliwskie.Gdañsk.Poland
Amanita vaginata var alba014
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 01 November 2008

Amanita vaginata var alba014
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