Amanita citrina    (Schäff.) Pers. 

common name(s) : False Deathcap, False Death Cap 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Amanitaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Agaricales/Amanitaceae [sub-genus:Lepidella section:Mappae ]  

synonyms: Amanita mappa, Amanita citrina-citrina 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Amanita bulbosa, Amanita venenosa)  

edibility : discard

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The cap is pale lemon yellow to ivory white, globular then convex and expanded; its margin is smooth, obtuse. The cap surface is covered with persistent irregular white patches, turning ochre-brown with age, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white, washed with yellowish, bulbous, with a white circumcised volva, and a large membranous ring, white or yellow, striate.

The flesh is white to slightly yellowish, unchanging; its taste is mild to unpleasant (radish or raw potato); the odour is strong, of raw potato; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are pale yellow to white, free, crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 39 ). The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in coniferous and broad-leaved woods, on a rather acid and sandy soil, with oak, beech, birch, pine, fir, spruce.

The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 3 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 9 cm (between 3 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 14 mm (between 7 and 40 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : lemon yellow cap, topped with white or brown flakes arranged like a geographical map; white stem with thin white ring, lined with yellow; circumcised volva at stem base; pale yellow to white flesh; distinctive smell of raw potato

Amanita citrina is very frequent and present everywhere in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Amanita citrina in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Amanita citrina in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18