Amanita junquillea    Quél. 

common name(s) : Jewelled Amanita, Jonquil Amanita 

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

synonyms: Amanita gemmata, Amanitopsis adnata 

edibility : poisonous

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

The cap is bright yellow (daffodil) to ochre; its margin is striate. The cap surface is spotted with white flakes, easily washed away by rain or age.

The stem is thin, flaky, bulbous, with a short fragile sheathing or circumcised volva, and bulb often ringed with one or two shreds like necklaces, and a fragile ring.

The flesh is unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white, free, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in coniferous or broad-leaved woods, on a rather sandy, acid and sometimes calcareous soil, with pine, beech, oak, fir.

The fruiting period takes place from April to March.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 9 cm (between 4 and 18 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 15 mm (between 7 and 30 mm)

Distinctive features : cap surface easily peeled off, with yellow flesh underneath; striate and paler margin; white volva; in warm, sandy and acid places

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

page updated on 14/01/18