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Amanita verna



Fools Mushroom
Conservation status
Secure
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Subclass: Hymenomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Species: A. verna
Binomial name
Amanita verna
(Bull.: Fr.) Lam.
Amanita verna
mycological characteristics:
 
gills on hymenium
 
 

cap is convex or flat

 

hymenium is free

 

stipe has a ring and volva

 

spore print is white

 

ecology is mycorrhizal

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edibility: deadly

Amanita verna, commonly known as the fool's mushroom, is a poisonous basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Occurring in Europe in spring, A. verna associates with various deciduous and coniferous trees. The large fruiting bodies (i.e., the mushrooms) appear in summer and autumn; the caps, stipes and gills are all white in colour.

Additional recommended knowledge

Initially described by the French botanist Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard, the fool's mushroom's specific epithet verna is derived from its springtime fruiting habit.

 
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Amanita_verna". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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