A rather infrequent member of the Amanita family that does not have a skirt. Although edible, caution must be taken if foraging for this mushroom as it can look similar to a Death Cap.
|Scientific Name||Amanita vaginata|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||12|
|Average Cap width (CM)||7|
The cap starts ovate but will flatten out, usually retaining an umbo. Grey with a darker centre and striations at the edge of the cap in line with the gills below. Unlike some Amanitas it doesn’t usually have any remains of the volva sticking to the cap.
White, crowded and usually free of the stem although they can be adnexed, (slightly joined to the stem).
Although this mushroom is edible it is easily confused with other Amanitas and does not have a remarkable taste so unless you are desperate and 100% sure of the identification it is best left alone.
One of the few Amanitas that do not have a skirt.