Amanita excels var. spissa Grey Spotted Amanita

Amanita excels var. spissa                                      Grey Spotted Amanita

 

 

 

Usually found on soil favouring oak, birch, beech but in this case in a mature conifer plantation. Solitary or with a small number of companions, The cap is initially spherical becoming convex, then flattening, fully developed they can reach 150mm across, umber to drab brown/grey, with a generous covering of grey veil remnants.