Amanita eliae    Quél. 

common name(s) : Fries' Amanita 

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

edibility : discard

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photo gallery of  Amanita eliae potential confusions with  Amanita eliae toxicity of Amanita eliae genus Amanita  

The cap is hazelnut-beige with a red tinge and white scales. The cap surface is spotted with a few white flakes, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is bulbous, with white remains of sheathing volva, and a short-lived ring.

The flesh is unchanging; its taste is faint; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are adnexed to decurrent through a tooth, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, with oak.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 5 and 10 cm)
  height of stem approximately 10 cm (between 6 and 13 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 14 mm (between 8 and 25 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : beige-hazelnut brown cap with reddish tinge and with white scales; stem deeply rooting, with a volva reduced to short-lived bands and a ring not well developed;

Amanita eliae is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Amanita eliae in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Amanita eliae in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18