Amanita Mushrooms
Amanita daucipes
Amanita abrupta
Amanita flavoconia
Amanita rhopalopus
Amanita bisporigera
Amanita parcivolvata
Amanita citrina
Rubescent Amanita
Amanita muscaria var. alba
Amanita muscaria var. formosa
Amanita cokeri
Time-lapse Amanita mushrooms
Amanita brunnescens
Amanita vaginata
Amanita ceciliae
The Genus Amanita
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Amanita mushrooms develop within a universal veil, an egg-like sack that
encloses the mushroom before the cap and stem emerge. Small or large
remnants of the universal veil often remain on the cap and are described as
warts or patches. Most species have a ring (annulus) on the stem, which is
the remnant of the partial veil, a delicate tissue that protects the gills during
development. Gills are usually free (not attached to the stem). White spore
print for all species. Grow from the ground, usually woodland settings;
mycorrhizal (symbiotic) with trees. As with all mushrooms collected for
identification, Amanita mushrooms should be dug up and not pulled from
the ground; the bulbous base often holds identification clues.