What You Should Know
Amanita eliae is an inedible species of fungi in the family of Amanitaceae found in Europe. It was described by Lucien Quélet in 1872. Synonyms include Amanitaria eliae, Amanita godeyi, and Amanita cordae. It is commonly found in coniferous and deciduous trees.
Amanita eliae Mushroom Identification
The cap of Amanita eliae is 40 - 80 mm wide, eggshell-white at first, then rose-tawny, sometimes tinted paler to whitish, with a long-striate margin. The volva is absent or present as small white warts which correspond to small, deep depressions in the cap, more or less over the cap surface, easily removable. The flesh is white.
The gills are free and whitish.
The stem is 75 - 150 × 10 - 15 mm, subcylindric, narrowing slightly upwards, flaring at the base, with concentric rings in the upper portion, white with small squamules turning brownish with age, with a narrow bulb in age. The ring is membranous, white, thin, fragile, and more or less lost in mature examples. The volva is whitish, friable, fragile, white to whitish, and left in fragments or as a small limb. The flesh is white.
According to Neville & Poumarat (2004), the spores measure (10-) 10.5 - 13 (-15) × (6-) 6.5 - 9 µm and are broadly ellipsoid to ellipsoid to elongate and inamyloid. Spores measured from spore prints were thought to be more often elongate than spores measured from the gills. Clamps are absent from the bases of basidia.
Photo 1 - Author: GLJIVARSKO DRUSTVO NIS (Attribution 2.0 Generic)
Photo 2 - Author: GLJIVARSKO DRUSTVO NIS (Attribution 2.0 Generic)
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