The Amanitaceae of India provides maiden information on the species of Amanita so far recorded from this country. The book is divided into a number of chapters and arbitrarily into two theme parts. Part one gives an illustrated account of eighteen species recorded from the N.W. Himalayas and gives taxonomic treatment of 25 species recorded from all over the country. The systematic treatment of each species covers detailed morphological and anatomical features of the respective species, habit and habitat, collections examined and the associated tree species. The ecological treatment provides information for the first time on the distribution pattern of the species of Amanita in different altitudinal and floristic zones of some selected forests of Himachal Pradesh. It also provides data on soil characteristics of the investigated forests and indices of similarity for different altitudinal and vegetational zones. A list of the Amonita species which are mycorrhizal associates of different predominant trees of the forests surveyed, is also provided.