Amanita muscaria (Vliegenzwam (BE) / Fly agaric (EN) / Fliegenpilz (DE) / Amanite tue-mouches (FR)).
The universal veil is a layer of tissue that completely surrounds the immature mushroom (in some species), making it look like an egg at first. When the mushroom grows, it breaks out of the universal veil, leaving bits of it attached to various parts of the mushroom. Part of the universal veil can be left plastered to the cap surface, either as a large central patch or as bits of material that get more and more separated from one another as the cap expands. These little flakes or bits are usually referred to as "warts".
Image: Kalmthout (BE) - 01/10/2010
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