Observation 104457: Amanita sect. Amanita

When: 2012-08-08

Collection location: Augusta, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)

No specimen available

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45% (2)
Recognized by sight: Looks like the small "section Amanita’ mushrooms that pop up in grassy areas here in PA. The old waterlogged specimen is too far gone to discuss.
82% (1)
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Slice in 2
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-09 18:07:12 PDT (-0700)

and allow it to dehydrate completely. Dry specimen should be bone try. In your area, that could include placing the specimen in an oven on low heat for 10 minutes or more to ensure dehydration. Place in waxed paper bag, type notes of specimen and affix them to the bag for future reference. Include any information which might be relevant, including height, width, color or each part, stipe solid or hollow, aroma, scales, nearby tree/shrub species, if known; place all in padded envelope, and mail away. Important to dry quickly if possible.

email me so I can send you a litle booklet that touches on drying etc.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 18:05:00 PDT (-0700)

You can reach me by using the “contact us” feature on www.amanitaceae.org .

Then I can reply with a PDF of the booklet attached.

Shipping should use a sturdy small box (don’t waste postage on a big one). Place the thoroughly (important!) dried specimen in a plastic bag with a slip having the MO observsation number on it…so I can identify what I’ve received.

Put crumpled paper towels or newspaper in the box around the dried specimen…loosely…you don’t want to smash up the specimen you just took care in drying.

Send it at the lowest postal cost.

Very best,


By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-09 17:42:14 PDT (-0700)

wat is the best way to send it

and there’s a rim of volva around the base of the stipe on the top of the bulb…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 17:10:26 PDT (-0700)


you were correct
By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-09 16:56:20 PDT (-0700)

its more bolbus…uploading new pics now

Limacellas don’t have warts on the cap. The structure and mode …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 16:53:09 PDT (-0700)

of development are totally different.

My address is the one listed here:


I’m looking forward to seeing the material.

Very best,


By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-09 16:51:54 PDT (-0700)

cam is not that great

new pix
By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-09 16:49:57 PDT (-0700)

same mush same spot younger but im drying it out for you so i can sen it thanks so much it means alot.

By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-09 16:41:04 PDT (-0700)

Limacella…and my herbarium collection is a bit unorganized let me see if i can place it and id love to send it to you but where do i send it

Well, I’m fairly familiar with a species that looks a lot like it.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 14:22:41 PDT (-0700)

It has a volva. It has a striate margin. It has free gills.

Take a look here:


If you send me a dried specimen (dig down for the bulb), I can put it under the scope and see if it’s the same as sp-34. I have the first thing ever called by that number in my herbarium. I can compare it with your material.

Rod Tulloss

By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-09 13:54:00 PDT (-0700)

for trying to help me with this ive only referred to friends or books in the past 6 years its nice to have MO as a ref

ga local
By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-09 13:50:28 PDT (-0700)

it had a thin hollow stipe
are there any other possibilities you can think of i really dont think its an amanita wish it was amanitas are my favorite

There are small volval warts on the caps in pictures 1 and 5.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 13:02:19 PDT (-0700)

The warts are probably pulverulent or at least dominated by inflated cells.


ga local
By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-09 12:09:28 PDT (-0700)

this was right after a flash flood…but it has no volva how can it be an amanita

I think that what you see…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 10:26:36 PDT (-0700)

may be the result of becoming water soaked or by decay.

Very best,


In 2 shots of gills,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-09 10:13:13 PDT (-0700)

looks like this is trying to become sequestrate.

I agree with Dave’s comments.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 09:04:42 PDT (-0700)


Created: 2012-08-09 00:10:45 PDT (-0700)
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