The cap and stalk
5 - 15 cm
With ring and overgrown shell
white, whitish, cream
Name: Stout Stalked Amanita
Scientific name: Amanita excelsa var. spissa (Fr.) Neville & Poumarat 2004
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 10.12.2015:
Amanita excelsa (Fr.) Bertill. 1866
Habit of Growth: Mycorrhiza
Protection: Mushroom is not protected
Trees: Picea (Spruce)
Cap: 7-15 cm across, first convex, later plane, thick, when very young covered with gray-brown scales in a concentric pattern on smooth gray background, scales are very solid notched,, margin is incurved for a long time, smooth, sometimes very faintly striate.
Hymenophore: white, thick, broad.
Spore print: white
Spore: elliptic, 8,2-10 x 6-8 μm
Stem: 6-12 x 1-2,5 cm, cylindrical, solid when young, later hollow, bulbous toward the base, base is gray colored, annulus pendant is white and striate.
Flesh: white, firm, no distinguished taste or odor.
Habitat: in coniferous forests, on neutral to acidic soils, by spruce, pine and fir, grows from summer to fall.
Remarks: can be confused with Amanita pantherina, which is poisonous, and doesnt have serrated ring.