|Brown star-footed Amanita|
|gills on hymenium|
|cap is convex|
|hymenium is free|
|stipe has a ring and volva|
|spore print is white|
|ecology is mycorrhizal|
|edibility: not recommended|
Amanita brunnescens, also known as the brown American star-footed Amanita or cleft-footed amanita is a native North American mushroom of the large genus Amanita. Originally presumed to be the highly toxic Amanita phalloides (the death cap) by renowned American mycologist Charles Horton Peck, it was described and named by George F. Atkinson of Cornell University. He named it after the fact that it bruised brown. It differs from the death cap by its fragile volva and tendency to bruise brown. It is considered probably poisonous.
- Tulloss, R. "Amanita brunnescens G. F. Atk". Amanitaceae.org. Retrieved 2012-12-27.
- Litten W. (1975). "The most poisonous mushrooms". Scientific American. 232 (3): 90–101. Bibcode:1975SciAm.232c..90L. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0375-90. PMID 1114308.
- Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.
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