Observation 102311: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

Cap just over 2" wide.
2.5" above ground
1.5" root

Spores – 8-9.2 × 5.7
Cap – 6.2 × 5.4 cm; slight central depression
Stem – 10 cm; 6 above ground; 4 below ground; 6 mm at top, tapering to 2 cm wide bulb.

Smell of chlorine. Under Red Oak.

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Thank you, Steve.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-05-31 08:48:19 PDT (-0700)

Material has been accessioned.

Very best,


Amanita tephrea doesn’t form coherent warts…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-07-21 21:50:54 PDT (-0700)

except possibly in the very center of the cap.


Daucipes was my first thought…
By: Stephen Russell (Mycota)
2012-07-21 19:00:27 PDT (-0700)

but it is usually larger in size. Was looking for something smaller. This had a very small stature. Could be because of the drought.

The volva on the cap on this mushroom does come off on my finger as a powder. It surely isnt gray though as with A. tephera. Much more of a daucipes color.

Perhaps, you might take a look at A. daucipes as a possibility…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-07-21 18:22:01 PDT (-0700)

Amanita tephrea has a very pale slightly tannish gray floccose volva on the cap that comes off on your fingers like the white volva of A. chlorinosa. Indeed, Bas thought that the two species were very similar morphologically.



Very best,


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