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Orange Grisette

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This Amanita rarely seems to have remains of the veil stuck to the cap and the colour intensity varies greatly and can be from bright orange to pale yellow.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Orange Grisette, Saffron Ringless Amanita
Scientific Name Amanita crocea
Season Start Jul
Season End Oct
Average Mushroom height (CM) 14
Average Cap width (CM) 10
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

Starting egg shaped and then opening out to almost flat with a slightly darker umbo and radial striations at the edge of the cap. The colour can vary quite a bit but is usually yellow to orange.

Gills

Off white and quite crowded.

Stem

Pale orange with zig zag whitish scales, tapering towards the top.

Volva

Has a very obvious thick, long and white volval sack that can often be hidden under the surrounding vegetation or earth.

Flesh

Thin and mainly white.

Habitat

Mainly with birch or beech but can be found with some conifers.

Possible Confusion

The Tawny Grisette, Amanita fulva, pictured, can look similar as the crocea can vary quite a lot in colour but the Tawny Grisette has a plain, smooth stem unlike the zig zag patterns on the Orange Grisette.

Spore Print

White, subglobose.

Taste / Smell

Fairly sweet and mushroomy.

Frequency

Fairly common.

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