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Amanita Strobiliformis

   (Family: Amanitaceae)
   
Common name: Fir-cone Amanita EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Edible
Size: 60 - 180 mm
Colour:
Whitish buff or creamy cap
Spore bearing structure:   Gills
Flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Spore colour:
White
Medicinal:  
Smell / taste: Extremely pungent.
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
The spores are elliptical.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: convex
Pileus (Cap) decorations: wart
Gill attachment: free
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: crowded
 
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  The cap is 6 to 17.5 mm across, is rough with warts which sometimes fall away leaving the cap smooth, whitish, and sometimes has some brown. The gills are free and rounded behind.
Pale cream to pinkish buff.
 
 
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: equal
Stem base: bulbous
 
  Stem info: EDIT
  The stem is 6 to 17 mm long, thick, white, bulbous, and sometimes weighs a pound.
Solid white floccose, particularly where one would expect to find a ring. Ring present but difficult to distinguish because of the floccose texture.
The veil is large and sometimes adhere to the margin of the cap.
 
 
Habitat: unknown
Habitat info: EDIT
This mushroom is common and is found growing in rings on grasslands near pine trees.
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References

 
  • H Levin, M Branch, S Rappoport,D Mitchell (1985), Mushrooms of South Africa, Struik  
  • Margo Branch, (2001), First field guide to mushrooms of Southern Africa, Struik  
  en.wikipedia.org  
 
 

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