Amanita boudieri    Barla 

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

synonyms: Amanita baccata 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Amanita boudierii)  

edibility : poisonous

potential confusions with  Amanita boudieri toxicity of Amanita boudieri genus Amanita  

The cap is white to pale ochre grey; its margin is with white veil remnants. The cap surface is spotted with white flakes, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is rooting, bulbous, with a fragile ring, striate above.

The flesh is white, turning red-brown when pressed; the odour is pleasant, nutty; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white, free, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, under pines, on sandy Mediterranean coasts, on a rather sandy soil, with stone pine.

The fruiting period takes place from March to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 9 cm (between 5 and 12 cm)

Distinctive features : flesh becoming reddish-brown when pressed; ring with a consistency of cream; Mediterranean species, in spring

Amanita boudieri is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is rare, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18