Observation 103990: Amanita sect. Amanita

When: 2012-08-05

Collection location: Bernardsville, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

A single specimen growing under mature oaks. It was no more than 3.5" tall and appeared rather delicate. The ring appeared to be torn and partially attached to the cap.

Proposed Names

47% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Base could be A. muscaria: http://mushroomobserver.org/77203?q=1VGtJ
39% (4)
Recognized by sight

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Margin appears to show…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-03-21 06:40:25 PDT (-0700)

faint striations of variable length. I have found similar amanitas which match the description of mutisquamosa, except for not having long distinct striations.

A. multisquamosa
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-03-20 15:19:24 PDT (-0700)

…is a possibility. I do believe the mushroom in this observation belongs in section Amanita rather than section Lepidella…
Do you think the shape of the warts and the annulus, as well as the positioning of the latter, in this specimen are indeed consistent with the A. multisquamosa species concept? Is the visible “topography” of the bulb more consistent with the muscaroid or pantherenoid group?

I will try to collect this species again this year to measure spores.

Created: 2012-08-05 20:14:44 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2014-07-29 17:21:01 PDT (-0700)
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