Amanita excelsa

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Amanita excelsa
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
A. excelsa
Binomial name
Amanita excelsa
(Fr.) Bertill. (1866)
  • Agaricus excelsus Fr. (1821)
Amanita excelsa
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Mycological characteristics
cap is convex
hymenium is adnexed
edibility: inedible

Amanita excelsa is a species of agaric fungus in the family Amanitaceae. It is found in Asia, Europe, and North America, where it grows in deciduous forests.[1]

Amanita excelsa var. spissa is edible, but there is a serious risk of confusing it with the highly poisonous Amanita pantherina.[2]

Amanita excelsa var. alba is inedible.[3]


  1. ^ Zhishu B, Zheng G, Taihui L (1993). The Macrofungus Flora of China's Guangdong Province. New York, New York: Columbia University Press. p. 268. ISBN 978-962-201-556-2.
  2. ^ Miller Jr., Orson K.; Miller, Hope H. (2006). North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi. Guilford, CN: FalconGuide. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-7627-3109-1.
  3. ^ Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.

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