Observation 10424: Amanita pelioma group
When: 2008-08-22
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This Amanita seems to be in section Leipdella. It has a green stem base! The rest of the mushroom is very powdery.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
54% (1)
Recognized by sight: See A. pelioma and A. microlepis on the Amanita Studies web site. These are the two named taxa that I know of in the Americas with cafe au lait lamellae. The former is related to A. cinereoconia according to Bas’ thesis and the latter is related to A. atkinsoniana and A. abrupta. Of the above pair of brown-gilled taxa, the pictured species differs most strongly from A. microlepis. I have twice seen a blue-staining species with cafe-au-lait gills in Mexico. My impression is that it is distinct from A. pelioma although it shares many macrocharacters with pelioma. Without a specimen, I can’t tell precisely what Alan photographed. The warts sitting on a cap surrounded by powder suggest species of sect. Amanita (e.g., A. roseitincta), but none of these have cafe-au-lait lamellae (so far as I know).

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gill color
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-09-05 02:24:29 CDT (-0400)

The gill color is a little dark but not much, the gills were not a pure white.

Strange mushroom
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-09-05 02:20:40 CDT (-0400)

What a strange Amanita! It looks almost like it has black spores (I guess the picture lies about the colour on the gills).

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