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With the clarifying publication of the name Amanita vernicoccora by Bojantchev, Pennycook, and Davis (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/...), this name now only applies to the fall coccora. This species fruits in the Fall (Nov.-Dec. with occasional records from early January) and has an orange to brown pileus and usually grows with madrone, tan oak, and Douglas fir. It has an unusually thick universal veil which leaves an ample volval sack and a thick white patch on the cap.

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Source: Mushroom Observer

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