Fruiting body having a combination of some of the following characteristics:
Stalk growing out of a cup of cottony tissue called a volva (all white-spored mushrooms with a volva go here) Cap with scattered patches or flakes of the same sort of tissue as the volva (see second picture), easily peeled off Annulus (skirt-like ring on stalk)
All yellow-capped Amanitas can go here
All Amanitas with concentric, toothed rings around the base of stalk definitely go here
No volva; basal bulb sometimes small, often rimmed in one way or another Universal veil generally leaves remains on cap as small scattered patches
Here are the characters that distinguish this species from the others in its group. For its more general characters, see higher up on the page. If there's just a few words or a microscopic feature here, a more thorough description can be found above.