Amanita crocea    (Quél.) Singer 

common name(s) : Orange Grisette, Saffron Grisette 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Amanitaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Agaricales/Amanitaceae [sub-genus:Amanitopsis section:Amanitopsis ]  

synonyms: Amanitopsis crocea, Amanita vaginata-crocea 

edibility : edible if well cooked

photo gallery of  Amanita crocea
photo gallery of  Amanita crocea potential confusions with  Amanita crocea toxicity of Amanita crocea genus Amanita  

The cap is saffron-yellow to orange-ochre, with a central umbo; its margin is striate. The cap surface is smooth.

The stem is washed with red, hollow, with a white sheathing volva, without ring.

The flesh is unchanging; its taste is nutty; the odour is mild; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are cream, free, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather acid soil, with birch, oak, chestnut.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 10 cm (between 3 and 20 cm)
  height of stem approximately 13 cm (between 4 and 20 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 15 mm (between 10 and 25 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Saffron to orange-yellow cap; edge of gills slightly flaky; stem covered with silky tufts, orange-yellow on a white background; white volva on the outer surface, of the colour of the cap on the inner surface

Amanita crocea is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Amanita crocea in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Amanita crocea in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18