Fresh Amanita fulva
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|First of all - many thanks to TAZ for helping with identification of the mushroom!!|
Taken on a small island off Espoo's coast.
Although Amanita fulva, commonly referred to as the Tawny Grisette, is not poisonous it must be well cooked before it may safely be eaten. It is easily confused with a Death Cap.
5 - 8 cm diameter; tawny orange with a paler area around the edge of the cap. Initially egg-shaped, the cap expands to become flat but with a small raised central area (an umbo). The edge of the cap is striated (with comb-like radial ridges).
White, free and crowded.
10 - 15 cm long and 1 - 1.5 cm in diameter, tapering (narrower at the top); white with zig-zag patterning in a paler shade of the cap colour. There is no ring, but at the base of the stipe there is a large white sack-like volva.
Spore print White.
Odour/taste Not distinctive.
Habitat Mycorhizal with hardwood and softwood trees; commonly found beside woodland paths.
Season July to October.
Similar species Amanita caesarea (Caesar's Mushroom) is rarely if ever found in southern Europe; its cap is brilliant orange with a striated margin, and the stipe is yellow.
Amanita crocea has a yellowish-orange cap with an apricot tinge at the centre. It has cream rather than white gills and a more brittle stipe that is often hollow in mature fruit bodies. It has a sweet smell and a nutty taste.
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Wow, a spectacular shot. The moss and mushroom are very clear and I enjoy the backdrop as well. Nice Shot
- jonp (49)
- [2005-08-30 15:30]
Cette photo esttrès agréable a regarder. L'image donne une impression de fraîcheur incontestable qui est vraiment magnifique.
Hi Shir, I'm glad you posted this cos I took a piccy of something just like this a couple days ago and had no idea what it was :). Your piccy is great, no nits at all. It is sharp, detailed and the colours are fantastic. You have a good DOF and nice framing. Nicely done, TFS :)
- [2005-08-30 17:52]
Excellent composed, good lighting, nice background.
- [2005-08-31 13:35]
Wooow ! What a great composition for this mushroom ! Colors, light, DOF, POV and sharpness are great. I have a doubt about your ID, what do you yhink about "Amanita fulva".
Thanks for sharing Shir.
- [2005-08-31 16:16]
Pêkny grzybek, bardzo dobrze sfotografowany, idealna ekspozycja. Super !!!
- [2006-04-23 10:44]
Very nice picture. I also have a photograph of that kind of mushroom but mine was taken in Canada (Mushroom #3 - Amanita fulva,).
I missed this one.
It is an excellent picture and did not have in TN.
Thanks very much MF.