|Amanita junquillea Quél.|
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.
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 .
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