TAWNY GRISETTE

Amanita fulva
AMANITA FAMILY (Amanitaceae)

Description
It grows on the ground near hardwood trees and attaches to the rootlets of its host tree in a symbiotic relationship (mycorrhizal). Up to 8″ tall, with a cap up to 5″ in diameter, it emerges from a sac-like, white volva. The sticky, tawny cap is at first conical, later flat, and has lined margins. It is tan to orange brown. The gills are white and are free from the stalk.

Occurrence
This mushroom was found on Prairie Trail in Fonetenelle Forest in September; it seems to be rare. It fruits in hardwood forests in the summer and fall.

Comments
Similar to other grisettes, but this one has a tawny cap.

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