Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Amanitaceae
Species: Amanita vaginata (Bull.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus vaginatus
Agaricus vaginatus var. griseus
Amanita livida
Amanita vaginata f. grisea
Amanita vaginata f. plumbea
Amanita vaginata f. violacea
Amanita vaginata subsp. plumbea
Amanita vaginata var. grisea
Amanita vaginata var. livida
Amanita vaginata var. plumbea
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata
Amanita violacea
Amanitopsis vaginata
Amanitopsis vaginata var. plumbea
Amanitopsis vaginata var. violacea
Vaginata livida
Common Name: Grisette


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Amanita vaginataPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Corylus avellana (11)
Fagus sylvatica (9)
Betula pubescens (3)
Betula pendula (3)
Tilia (2)
Tilia x europaea (2)
Cedrus libani (2)
Quercus petraea (1)
Quercus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (6)
Woodland (5)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (3)
Woodland: mixed (3)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (15)
Soil Grassy (7)
Soil Leaves (6)
wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (2)
July (2)
August (6)
September (23)
October (9)
November (4)