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Amanita verna

Fools Mushroom
Conservation status
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.

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.

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