Observation 104488: Amanita Pers.

When: 2012-08-08

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

Who: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)

Specimen available

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Recognized by sight: One of the tricky Amanitas, with not volva, abruptly bulbous base plus something of a rooting structure below, only a few volval remnants on the cap. Looks slightly pinkish. Need to have an Amanita expert look at this.

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got it
By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-09 20:35:19 EDT (-0400)

found dried spec if u have further questions

Thanks for confirming the pinkish spots.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 16:12:47 EDT (-0400)


I see that the species had a large bulb.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 16:11:27 EDT (-0400)

A bulb is not the same as the volva. The volva may cover all or part of the base of the stipe, which, in turn, may be bulbous or completely lack a bulb. If you’ve never looked at it before, you might look at this page:


The “about” pages on the www.amanitaceae.org (WAO) begin with


and include the above mentioned page,


and a few others.

If you start with the Amanitaceae page, you’ll find that a lot of the technical terms are defined in the text so you don’t have to keep jumping to a glossary.


pink spots
By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-09 15:37:32 EDT (-0400)

spec had a full volva… this was after a flood and those spots are there they
appears to have been red or pink

It looks like the pigment was washed out by rain or bleached by sun. [edit]
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 13:18:05 EDT (-0400)

It’s important to take an old kitchen knife or some other implement and dig down carefully enough to get the whole bulb. Then at least one photo should show the bulb in side view. The stipe base and bulb (when there is one) are terribly important to being able to determine Amanita species by sight alone.

I see pinkish spots on the cap and lower stipe in some photos. Is that really there or my imagination?

If it’s really there, you might consider A. roseitincta, which occurs from Florida to Texas and up the Atlantic coast at least to southern New Jersey:


Very best,


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