Observation 102624: Amanita sect. Amidella

When: 2012-07-23

Collection location: New London Co., Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

51% (3)
Recognized by sight: Terrestrial, volvo-like base, probably white spores, free gills. But the gills do look dark for most Amanitas.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey),
By: Sam.Schaperow (Sam.Schaperow)
2012-07-24 17:06:04 CDT (-0400)

I didn’t save the specimen, but next time I find a similar one I hope to at least get a spore print.

I concur w/ I.G.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-07-24 15:07:58 CDT (-0400)

certainly an amanita and also an amidella…the “fuzzy” cap with the barely marginate edge is a dead give-away.

now which amidella I will leave to the east coast experts.

If not a volva,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-24 14:16:39 CDT (-0400)

then a very good faxsimile. Terrestrial says Sam. Amanita seems the logical extension, even without a strong annulus. Volvariella would likely be growing on wood, straw, or compost of some kind.

Clean off the base
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-07-24 13:00:49 CDT (-0400)

see if that’s a volva & take spore print. If white spores & you have Lugol’s solution or iodine, test for amyloid or not.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2012-07-24 12:38:15 CDT (-0400)

Other than the color of the gills (not white enough), to me this looks like an amanita, possibly from sect. Amidella.

as best as I saw, it didn’t appear
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-07-24 00:21:08 CDT (-0400)

to be ligniculous.

On wood, Sam?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-24 00:10:31 CDT (-0400)

Need to know whether terrestrial (on ground) or from wood.

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