The Genus Amanita in Great Britain
Species of the genus Amanita include some of the most striking and beautiful members of our forest and downland mycota. Often large in size and with bright colours they have long fascinated mycologists and non-mycologists alike. That some species are delicious edibles while others produce deadly toxins only adds to their glamour.
Presents a broad view of the British species and some extra-limital species that might be found here. Keys to all of these are provided in the hope that some of these not yet recorded species will be recognised and recorded from our shores.