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by Michael Kuo
Amanita franchetii, with its subtle shades of brown and yellow, is a beautiful species that is widely distributed in northern North America but rarely found--though it appears to be more common in the Pacific Northwest than elsewhere. Defining features include the brownish base color of the cap; the yellow or yellowish warts, ring, and volva; the non-lined cap margin; and the absence of any "blushing" of the sort found in Amanita flavorubescens.
Ecology: Mycorrhizal with conifers and hardwoods; growing alone or scattered; fall (winter in California); widely distributed in northern North America but most common in the Pacific Northwest and northern California.
Gills: Free from the stem by maturity; whitish or pale yellowish; close or crowded.
Flesh: White; not discoloring on exposure.
Spore Print: White.
Microscopic Features: Spores 7.5-9 x 5.5-6.5 µ; smooth; elliptical; amyloid.
Amanita francheti (with one "i") and Amanita aspera are synonyms.
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Kuo, M. (2005, March). Amanita franchetii. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/amanita_franchetii.html