|Amanita echinocephala (Vittad.) Quél.|
The cap is whitish; its margin is smooth. The cap surface is covered with spiky white warts, disappearing with age, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is with needle-like scales under the ring or on base, bulbous, with a membranous ring. The flesh is unchanging; the odour is unpleasant; its texture is fibrous. The gills are greenish grey, free, crowded . The spore print is yellowish-green to white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved (sometimes coniferous) woods, on a rather calcareous soil. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : white cap, covered with erect spiky or pyramid-shaped scales, also present on stem base; veil remnant overhanging from cap margin; gills with greenish tinge
Amanita echinocephala is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
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