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synonyms: Nagy galóca
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Ref No: 9766
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location: Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Volva on stem
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Amanita ovoidea
(bull. Ex FR.) Quél. Nagy galóca. Cap 8–25cm across, it stays at the button stage for a long time and is hemispherical at first . Stem 100- 150 x 50mm, scaly with delicate mealy white scales and ending in a bulbous rooting base, the volval is sack like creamy white to ochraceous in age; the ring is white and of a delicate mealy texture, soon breaking up. Flesh white. Taste and smell slight. Gills free, crowded, white. Spore print white. Spores broadly elliptical, amyloid, 10–12 x 6.5–7.5m. Habitat near in or near mixed woodland, on calcareous soils. Season summer to autumn. Rare. Said to be Edible but easily confused with other deadly species, so we strongly advise never to eat it. Distribution Europe.

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Alberto Capitao (Portugal) - 01 December 2012

Found under oak trees (Quercus faginea) in calcareous soil
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Siniša Radić (Yugoslavia) - 03 June 2010

Croatia,Knin,Uzdolje, 12.10.2006 By Sinisa Radic
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