Observation 8618: Amanita Pers.
When: 2008-08-02
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 ?

Proposed Names

82% (1)
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Recognized by sight: Recognized as Amanita species.
Used references: Arora, D. Mushrooms Demystified 2nd ed.

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Eye3 5c6eddec590837031337afa65c6dae3ed8064bcb49913610a8e8567612a7f4e4 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 f2fd2c9d8b69e743ac1ff2cb38c5633900ff9ac4c4a7c047078b9f1769373936 = Current consensus


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not smelly
By: James V. Gallagher IV (lbjvg)
2008-08-02 17:42:45 PDT (-0700)

I would have to favor cokeri then.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-02 16:36:46 PDT (-0700)

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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