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Observation: Amanita Pers. (8618)
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When: 2008-08-02
Collection location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]
Who: James V. Gallagher IV (lbjvg)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found growing on the ground in a hardwood woods. Several members loosely grouped together.

cap: 2 to 4 inches diameter. Broad, round, convex. Whitish tan. Veil fragments, small warts. Nonstriate margin.

No bruising reactions or color changes on cutting.

Smell: 7 hours past collection they have a subtle ?almond-like? odor. No strong odor.

stalk: 2 to 6 inches

partial veil. median to superior. skirtlike ring.

universal veil: scaly bulb with concentric rings.

spore print: light grey to white.

Identified as Amanita genus by sight.
Not sure which species. Unknown vs ? A. muscaria var. alba ?

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Proposed Name User Community Vote
  lbjvg   82% (1)   Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Recognized as Amanita species.
Used references: Arora, D. Mushrooms Demystified 2nd ed.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice Eyes3 = Current consensus
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Created: 2008-08-02 20:42:45 CDT (-0400)
By: James V. Gallagher IV (lbjvg)
Summary: not smelly

I would have to favor cokeri then.


Created: 2008-08-02 19:36:46 CDT (-0400)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
Summary: Smell?

It is one of the white lepidellas…could be cokeri or Amanita #5 (subcokeri). Cokeri has little to no smell (except for rotting protein smell with age); #5 gets a strong smell of cedar/burnt sugar with age. Otherwise they are grossly very similar. Check Rod’s website for more info on the two:



Created: 2008-08-02 18:46:13 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:57:44 CDT (-0400)
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