The cap and stalk
5 - 15 cm
With shell and ring
white, whitish, cream
Name: Caesars Mushhroom
Scientific name: Amanita caesarea (Scop.: Fr.) Pers. 1801
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 10.12.2015:
Agaricus aurantiacus Bull. 1783
Agaricus aureus Batsch 1783
Agaricus caesareus Schaeff. 1774
Agaricus caesareus Scop. 1772
Amanita aurantia Lam. 1783
Amanita aurantiaca Pers. 1801
Amanita caesarea f. caesarea (Scop.) Pers. 1801
Amanita caesarea f. lutea (Gillet) Neville & Poumarat 2004
Amanita caesarea var. alba Gillet 1874
Amanita caesarea var. aurantia Gillet 1874
Amanita caesarea var. caesarea (Scop.) Pers. 1801
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Habit of Growth: Mycorrhiza
Protection: Mushroom is protected
Trees: Castanea (Chestnut) , Fagus (Beech)
Cap: 5-18 cm across, spherical to ovoid and completely closed by a thick, membranous veil when young, later hemispherical to campanulate-convex, also plane, satin surface when dry, smooth, rarely with veil remnants, when moist slightly lubricous, red to orange red, margin strongly striate.
Hymenophore: lamellae are broadly elliptical, smooth, hyaline, forked edges finely floccose.
Spore print: white
Spore: elliptical 7,6-13,1 x 6,1-8,7 μm
Stem: 8-15 x 2-3 cm, cylindrical, enlarged toward the base, solid to pithy hollow, longitudinally striate above the annulus, finely longitudinally fibrillose-floccose below, entire stipe and annulus lemon to gold yellow, upper surface striate, lower surface smooth, stipe base enclosed by a white to gray-white thickly membranous volva.
Flesh: white, yellow under the cuticle, thick, pleasant odor, mild, nutty taste.
Habitat: in hardwood forests, warm places, grows from summer to fall.
Remarks: could be confused with Amanita muscaria if the rain washes the white veil remnants on the cap, however differs distinctly by the lamellae which remain white and the white stipe without a saccate- lobed volva.