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ATKINGSON'S AMANITA

Identifying Your Amanita
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ATKINGSON'S AMANITA

AMANITA ATKINSONIANA
Frequency 
Very rare
Big to very big
Size
Habitat
Under oaks and beeches.
Fruit body
.The unique characteristic of this amanita is that the bulb is covered with scales or warts identical to those which cover the cap.
Cap
Covered with numerous small white, gray or brown conical warts on a pale greyish background. These warts become less visible at maturity.
Margin
Even, often appendiculated.
Gills
Crowdy, whitish, sometimes tinged with pinkish.
Stalk
Equal to enlarged downward, glabrous to fibrillous.
Stalk Feature
The partial veil leaves a fleeting ring on the stipe, sometimes not visible. The special characteristic of this amanita is its bulb covered with gray or brown warts on a white background which mirrors what is found on the cap
Flesh
White.
Comments 
It smells of chlorine water (bleach). Sometimes the fruiting bodies are more stocky than slender.
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