Amanita vaginata (Bull.) Lam.
Family: Amanitaceae
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National Mushroom Centre  
Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Local name: No local name known

Edibility: Edible when well-cooked

Habitat: Solitary to gregarious and terrestrial.

Description: Cap: 5-10 cm across, ovoid at first, expanding to almost flat with a low umbo and a distinctly grooved margin, grey-brown, slightly paler toward the margin, and smooth, slightly sticky when moist then dry. Hymenophore: Free gills, close, broad, white to creamy. Stem: 5-15 cm tall, slender, hollow, quite fragile, tapering toward the apex, white tinged with orange-brown and very fine white hairs, no ring, and no basal bulb.  Volva: The base of stem encased in large bag-like volva which is white tinged orange-brown in colour. Flesh: White. Spore Print:  White.

Comments: It has the grey-brown cap, white gills, absence of a ring, and membranous sack or bag at the base. The group is especially complex, where a number of forms with white to grey or brown caps are common in pine forests.