Tawny Grisette

Amanita fulva

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This fungus is commonly found in woodlands especially with birch, in summer and autumn. It has an orange brown cap and a tall slender  stem. It is edible but best avoided as it can easily be confused with poisonous species.

How to identify

The orange-brown cap, 4-8 cm in diameter, is smooth and dry with a strongly striated margin. Initially the fungus is egg-shaped but as the stem grows, the cap expands to become flat with a small raised centre. The gills are free, white and crowded. The tall slender hollow stem, paler than the cap and tapering towards the top, arises from a conspicuous cup-like volva.

Where to find it

Woodlands especially with birch where it might typically be seen growing among the leaf mould, often by the sides of paths. It can also be found in heathlands with heather and bracken.


When to find it

  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

How can people help

Species information

Common name
Tawny Grisette
Latin name
Amanita fulva
The cap is 4-10 cm in diameter and the stem is 10-15cm.
Conservation status