Observation 105621: Amanita Pers.

When: 2012-08-11

Collection location: Hartwood Acres Park, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jim Tunney (Jim Tunney)

No specimen available

Unusual rot on amanita, did not smell pleasant, rotten meat maybe, but not pungent, you had to get close to get a whiff.

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Probably submaculata
By: Jim Tunney (Jim Tunney)
2013-01-19 15:09:08 CST (-0600)

There were a lot of them there that day and didn’t see any brunnescens, but it could be either.

John, thanks for the IDing the Mycogone.

Amanita species
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-01-17 12:31:52 CST (-0600)

is probably A. brunnescens or maybe Amanita submaculata.

more interested in the amanita that it is eating…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-17 11:46:45 CST (-0600)

Amanita phalloides?

If so, nice to see a bit of potential natural biological control for this invasive species (at least true here in CA).

Old phalloides also smell like rotten meat. Decayed protein.

Created: 2012-08-16 23:19:23 CDT (-0500)
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