Amanita excelsa var spissa (Fr.) Neville & Poumerat
(grey spotted amanita)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
VarietyAmanita excelsa var spissa (grey spotted amanita)
SpeciesAmanita excelsa (Grey Spotted Amanita)
GenusAmanita (grisettes and amanitas)
FamilyAMANITACEAE (a family of fungi)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Amanita excelsa var spissa (Grey Spotted Amanita) :
1: Amanita excelsa var spissa (Grey Spotted Amanita)
20 Sep 2005 OSGR: SU76 51° 20' N, 0° 60' W Vice County: North Hants (VC 12) England
Under Pine, oak nearby . Photos: toadstool: in situ, lain down, LS, cheilocystidia, spores, spores on basidia in gill face, universal veil structure
Image 1: Fruitbody - lain down to show gillsImage 2: Fruitbody - lain down to show gills (2)Image 3: Fruitbody - LSImage 4: Fruitbody - side view - in situImage 5: Fruitbody - top view - in situImage 6: Ring - close-upImage 7: Scales on cap centre - close-upImage 8: Scales on cap margin - close-upImage 9: Scales on cap margin - close-up (2)Image 10: Spore print on microscope slideImage 11: Spore print - scrapedImage 12: Spore print - scraped with Melzer\'s IodineImage 13: Stipe - close-upImage 14: Cheilocystidia - magnifiedImage 15: Cheilocystidia - magnified (2)Image 16: Cheilocystidia - magnified (3)Image 17: Cheilocystidia - magnified (4)Image 18: Cheilocystidia - microscope low magnificationImage 19: Cheilocystidia - microscope low magnification (2)Image 20: Spores - magnifiedImage 21: Spores - magnified (2)Image 22: Spores - magnified (3)Image 23: Spores - magnified (4)Image 24: Spores - magnified (5)Image 25: Spores - magnified (6)Image 26: Spores - magnified (7)Image 27: Spores - magnified (8)Image 28: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 29: Spores on basidia - microscope low magnificationImage 30: Universal veil fragment from cap - squash prep - microscope low magnificationImage 31: Universal veil fragment from cap - squash prep - microscope low magnification (2)Image 32: Universal veil fragment from cap - squash prep - microscope low magnification (3)Image 33: Universal veil fragment from cap - squash prep - microscope low magnification (4)
2: Amanita excelsa var spissa (Grey Spotted Amanita)
25 Aug 2001 OSGR: SU46 51° 20' N, 1° 20' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
under Birch
Image 1: CapImage 2: Cap centre - close-upImage 3: Cap margin - close-upImage 4: Fruitbody - in situ - side viewImage 5: Gills - close-upImage 6: Ring - close-upImage 7: Stipe base - close-upImage 8: Cap centre - magnifiedImage 9: Cap - extreme margin - magnifiedImage 10: Ring - magnifiedImage 11: Stipe surface - base - magnifiedImage 12: Stipe surface - just below ring - magnifiedImage 13: Stipe surface - top of ring - magnifiedImage 14: Stipe surface - upper stipe - magnifiedImage 15: Gill edge with spherocystsImage 16: SporesImage 17: Spores (2)Image 18: Spores (3)Image 19: Veil fragmentsImage 20: Veil fragments (2)

Amanita excelsa var spissa (Grey Spotted Amanita) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 4 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Amanita excelsa var spissa (Grey Spotted Amanita)
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