Amanita porphyria

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Amanita porphyria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Hymenomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Species: A. porphyria
Binomial name
Amanita porphyria
(Alb. & Schwein. ex Fr.) Secr.
  • Agaricus porphyreus (Alb. & Schwein.) Fr., Syst. mycol. (Lundae) 1: 14 (1821)
  • Agaricus recutitus Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Uppsala): 6 (1838)
  • Amanita recutita (Fr.) Gillet, Hyménomycètes (Alençon): 42 (1874)
Amanita porphyria
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is convex
hymenium is free
stipe has a ring and volva
spore print is white
ecology is mycorrhizal
edibility: poisonous

Amanita porphyria, also known as the grey veiled amanita, is a fairly common, inedible basidiomycete mushroom of the genus Amanita found in Europe and North America.


The cap is hemispherical when young, later flat. It is 4–10 cm in diameter, greyish brown to brown in colour, usually smooth, sometimes with grey patches. The gills are white and free from the stem. The spores are white. The stem is 5–12 cm high and 1-1.5 cm thick and has a grey to black ring. The stem has a basal bulb. The flesh is white with a smell of radish. A. porphyria usually grows near coniferous trees.


A. porphyria is not suitable for consumption. It is considered slightly poisonous and, more importantly, can easily be confused with much more poisonous species such as the Panther cap (Amanita pantherina).

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  • E. Garnweidner. Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe. Collins. 1994.