Jeju Gotjawal

white-ogre-mushroom(Amanita virgineoides, 흰가시 광대 버섯)

by on Jul.28, 2010, under mushrooms


Amanita virgineoides (Basidiomycetes Agaricales Amanitaceae)

Edibilty : edible (We often mistake it for poisonous mushroom because of its thorn’ squama.)

Time&Place of occurrence : generated in summer~autumn and on the ground of mixed forest.

Features : The diameter of cap is 9~20cm and it is ovate, and its color is white and it is covered with small powder. The surfaces have conical cap, and the its thorns’ diameter is 3cm. The thorns are washed away during rainy periods, then cap results in the blad. Its Gills and its shape are exposed while growing. The thickness of a mushroom stem is about 1.5~2.5cm, and its length is about 12~22cm. The stem’s root is swollen and empty like a dumbbell. Its surface is attached with a piece of scales like fluffes and the color on the surface is white. If we touch it, Our hands are covered with scales’ powder. The size of spores is 8~10.5×6~7.5μm, and its shape is oval.

The place you can see is Dongbaek garden : It grows in group around small trees’ root near to the forest where we take walks.


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