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Amanita murrilliana

Amanita murrilliana

Common Name: Murrill's Slender Caesar

Synonyms: Amanita gemmata var. volvata

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood forests

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: White


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. 


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


Amanita murrilliana

Amanita murrilliana

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