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.
|Common Names||Orange Grisette, Saffron Ringless Amanita|
|Scientific Name||Amanita crocea|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||14|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
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.
Has a very obvious thick, long and white volval sack that can often be hidden under the surrounding vegetation or earth.
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.
Taste / Smell
Fairly sweet and mushroomy.