Chapter 1MUSHROOMS WITH SCALES ON CAP AND STEM
1 AMANITA CAESAREA
From Latin, "of Caesar" or "regal," because it was a favorite of the early Roman Caesars.Description
Cap 8-20 cm, hemispherical to flat, orange-red washing out to yellow, cuticle separable, sometimes with evident membranous remains of white veil, margin striate. Gills free, crowded, yellow. Stipe 8-15 x 2-3 cm, narrowing at top, hollow when mature, with yellow falling ring, slightly swollen at base, with large white membranous volva. Flesh whitish, yellowish beneath cuticle. Without evident odor. Spores white, elliptical,...