Amanita franchetii

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Amanita franchetii
Amanita franchetii (Boud.) Fayod.jpg
European Amanita franchetii (Boud.) Fayod, Craula, Hörselberg-Hainich, Thüringia, Germany
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
A. franchetii
Binomial name
Amanita franchetii

A. franchetii (Boud.) Fayod var. franchetii
A. franchetii sensu Thiers
A. franchetii (Boud.) Fayod var. lactella (E.-J. Gilbert & Kühner) Bon & Contu in Contu


Amanita aspera var. franchetii Boud.
Amanita queletii var. franchetii (Boud.) Bon

Amanita franchetii, also known as the Franchet's amanita,[1] is a species of fungus in the family Amanitaceae. It was given its current name by Swiss mycologist Victor Fayod in 1889 in honor of French botanist Adrien René Franchet.[2] A. franchetii occurs in Europe and North Africa with oaks (Quercus ssp.), chestnuts (Castanea ssp.), and pines (Pinus ssp.).[3]

Amanita augusta, formerly classed as Amanita franchetii sensu Thiers, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA

A similar fungus in western North America was also referred to as A. franchetii, but was long suspected of being a separate, undescribed species,[3] and in 2013 was formally described under the name Amanita augusta.[4]

Amanita aspera and Amanita franchetii are synonyms.[5]

There also exists a variety known as Amanita franchetii var. lactella that is entirely white except for the bright yellow universal veil remnants.[6] It is found in the western Mediterranean region, associated with several species of oak (Quercus suber and Q. robur) and hornbeam (Carpinus betulus),[6] and is also reported from Serbia.[7]


The cap is 5–12 cm wide, and is yellow-brown to brown in color. The flesh is white or pale yellow, and has a mild odor.[8]


Amanita franchetii is considered inedible.[9][10] Although chemical analysis has not thus far revealed in A. franchetii the presence of the amatoxins found in some other Amanitas,[10][11] it has recently been implicated in the deaths of ten people in China who displayed symptoms similar to those caused by amatoxin poisoning.[11]

Amanita franchetii
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gills on hymenium
cap is flat or convex
hymenium is free
stipe has a ring and volva
spore print is white
ecology is mycorrhizal
edibility: inedible

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  1. ^ "Standardized Common Names for Wild Species in Canada". National General Status Working Group. 2020.
  2. ^ Fayod MV (1889). "Prodrome d'une histoire naturelle des Agaricinés". Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique (in French). 9 (VII): 181–411.
  3. ^ a b Tulloss, R.E. (2011). Tulloss RE; Yang ZL (eds.). "Amanita franchetii". Amanitaceae studies. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  4. ^ Bojantchev D, Davis RM. (2013.) Amanita augusta, a new species from California and the Pacific Northwest. Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine North American Fungi 8(5):1-11. doi:10.2509/naf2013.008.005
  5. ^ Kuo, M. (March 2005). "Amanita franchetii". MushroomExpert.Com. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  6. ^ a b Tulloss, R.E. (2011). Tulloss RE; Yang ZL (eds.). "Amanita franchetii var. lactella". Amanitaceae studies. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  7. ^ Lukić N. (2008). "The Distribution and Diversity of Amanita Genus in Central Serbia" (PDF). Kragujevac Journal of Science. 30: 105–115.
  8. ^ Davis, R. Michael; Sommer, Robert; Menge, John A. (2012). Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 68–69. ISBN 978-0-520-95360-4. OCLC 797915861.
  9. ^ Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.
  10. ^ a b Arora, David (1986). Mushrooms demystified : a comprehensive guide to the fleshy fungi (2nd ed.). Berkeley: Ten Speed Press. pp. 278. ISBN 9780898151695.
  11. ^ a b Huang, L.; Liu, X. L.; Cao, C. S.; Ying, Q. (22 February 2009). "Outbreak of fatal mushroom poisoning with Amanita franchetii and Ramaria rufescens". Case Reports. 2009 (feb22 1): bcr0620080327. doi:10.1136/bcr.06.2008.0327. PMC 3029993. PMID 21686856.

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