Cap and stem fleshy.
Gills free (from stem) or nearly so.
Universal veil present, leaving either a cup of tissue about the stem base or patch like or wart like remnants on the cap or stem base. Partial veil present or, in two groups of Amanita, absent, leaving a membranous annulus (ring of tissue) on the stem.
Look alikes include: Volvariella bombycina