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Solitary Amanita

Observed: 25th September 2011 By: Sue HendrieSue Hendrie’s reputation in Fungi and LichensSue Hendrie’s reputation in Fungi and LichensSue Hendrie’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Rounded, creamy white cap covered with pyramidal scales. Just poking through the ground (so immature) but on a stout, warty stem. Spotted in short, mossy grass on the side of a woodland glade. A single specimen.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

A muscaria often starts out

A muscaria often starts out like this so if it is close by a re-visit might be worth making just confirm the find of this rare fungi.

Sue Hendrie's picture

Thanks for that

I will try to get over there tomorrow - hopefully the feral peacocks won't have got it which seems to be the fate of many fungi there.

Sue Hendrie

AlanS's picture

I agree

The warts are very broadly based. My immediate reaction is this is young A. muscaria.