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Amanita murrilliana
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Amanita murrilliana

Common Name: Murrill's Slender Caesar

Synonyms: Amanita gemmata var. volvata

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood forests

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: White

Comments: 

Another one of the Caesar mushrooms, with a volva at the base of the stem. This species has tan to brown tones in the cap and a ring on the stem. The volva has a greater attachment to the stem than other similar species. 

Lookalikes:  

Amanita spreta is similar, but it has darker gray tones to the cap. The volva also usually becomes gray with age.

Pictures:

Amanita murrilliana

Amanita murrilliana

9/11/12 - Paynetown SRA - Bloomington, IN