Collection location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]
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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I would have to favor cokeri then.
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:
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