Note: The brown fragments on the cap are soil. 5 September 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, expanding with age, with a central bump, smooth, margin lined, pale yellow to pale orange, to about 12 cm across
Adnexed to free, crowded, white
Tapered, covered with zig zag markings, sometimes coarsely scaly, pale yellow, base emerging from a large fleshy sack, or volva
Late summer to autumn
In deciduous woods, favouring birch
Spores sub-spherical, smooth (10-12) x (9-10) µm2
Edible, with caution due to the risk of confusion with poisonous species
Amanita ceciliae is readily distinguished by the grey veil fragments on the cap. Amanita fulva is less robust and lacks the zig zag pattern on the stem.
7 September 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.