This striking grisette differs from A. fulya (see p. 197) şn having a shiny, orange cap and especially in having thin, orange girdles on the stem. The white volva is thick and prominent. Althoungh both A. fulva and A. crocea are often found in the proximity of birch, the latter species prefers much richer soils. “Amanitosis” species are edinle but must be cooked thoroughly and not eaten raw. Features; Gills white to cream, gills crowded, softi, and free, cap has furrowed margin, flesh soft and whistish, stem has no ring, cap smooth rich orange and convex to umbonate. Size; Cap 6-120 cm (w) 10-20 cm 8h) 1-2 cm (w) Habitat, Range, Fruiting.