Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Amanitaceae
Species: Amanita excelsa var. excelsa (Fr.) Bertill.
Synonyms: Agaricus excelsus
Agaricus excelsus var. cariosus
Amanita ampla
Amanita cariosa
Amanita excelsa
Amanita excelsa s. lat.
Amanita spissa var. valida
Common Name: Grey Spotted Amanita

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Amanita excelsa var. excelsaPhotographer:  Mark Wright
Photographer: Mark Wright

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (27)
Quercus (3)
Tilia (2)
Picea sitchensis (2)
Betula (2)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (2)
Quercus petraea (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (6)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (3)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (11)
Soil Mossy (9)
Soil Grassy (4)
Soil Leaves (3)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (2)
July (4)
August (13)
September (19)
October (4)
November (2)