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Amanita aprica
Jan's yellow friend

Habitat: Locally abundant in mixed conifer forests, particularly with Douglas-fir and occasionally occurs with conifers in urban areas.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

A. aprica has a bright yellow to yellow-orange or orange cap decorated with remnants of the thin, frosty whitish universal veil, either as warts or larger patches. In dry weather, these patches present a sense of butter being spread too thinly over a slice of toast. The gills are whitish and the stipe is equal or somewhat enlarged at the base and colored like the gills. The volva is pressed tightly to the stipe base, usually forming zones, and sometimes has a free margin. The partial veil often leaves a whitish, rather fragile, skirt-like ring that may disappear with age.

Accepted Name:
Amanita aprica J. Lindgr. & Tulloss

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Amanita aprica in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Amanita aprica photos.

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