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Home Fungi Caps on stems; gills below caps [mushrooms or mushroom-like] Amanita xanthocephala

Amanita xanthocephala

Vermilion grisette

 

The fruit body is a mushroom with a yellow, orange or reddish cap atop a white to yellowish stem. The cap, up to 5 cm in diameter, is initially hemispherical but flattens on expansion and, at maturity, is shallowly convex (or even flat) and often with marginal striations. The gills are white. The stem, up to 1 cm in diameter and 5 cm in length, is smooth and lacks the ring that is commonly found in species of Amanita.

  

A universal veil is present at the button stage. Veil remnants may stick to the cap but fairly often you see caps free of these and quite smooth. However, a remnant of the veil is always present around the bulbous base of the stem, as a closely-fitting cup (or volva). The margin of the volva is orange ring (as shown here: http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/amanita-xanthocephala-0015.html). The volval margin is commonly at or a little below ground level so, to see it, you may need to gently brush leaf litter aside.

  

Spore print: white.

  

On soil, singly or in groups in eucalypt grasslands, woodlands or forests.

  

This is an Australian endemic. The original description (as Agaricus xanthocephala) was published in 1845 and was based on a collection made in Western Australia.

 

 

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Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Namadgi National Park - 3 Jun 2020 by KenT Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Lower Cotter Catchment - 29 May 2020 by KenT Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 24 May 2020 by SandraH Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Wamboin, NSW - 19 May 2020 by natureguy Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at The Pinnacle - 23 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2017 by KenT Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Wanniassa Hill - 3 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Namadgi National Park - 3 Jun 2020 by KenT
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Lower Cotter Catchment - 29 May 2020 by KenT
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 24 May 2020 by SandraH
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Wamboin, NSW - 19 May 2020 by natureguy
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at The Pinnacle - 23 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2017 by KenT
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Wanniassa Hill - 3 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway

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Species information

  • Amanita xanthocephala Scientific name
  • Vermilion grisette Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 704.9m to 777.6m Recorded at altitude

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