|Amanita strobiliformis (Vittad.) Bertill.|
The cap is white then pearl grey; its margin is with white veil remnants. The cap surface is covered with thick greyish warts, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is rooting, covered with flaky scales washed away with age, bulbous, with concentric belts of volval remains, and a fragile ring, striate above. The flesh is unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, of beetroot, walnut then slightly mouldy and unpleasant when old; 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 parks, deciduous (sometimes coniferous) woods, on a rather calcareous soil, with oak, beech, lime, pine. The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : entirely white; cap surface easily peeled off and covered with irregular warts; stem often rooting with white base and creamy ring; in warm places
Amanita strobiliformis is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
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