Observation 106478: Amanita mutabilis Beardslee

When: 2012-08-22

Collection location: Delaware Shore, Delaware, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

No anise scent detected


Time for a sharper knife!

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I’m glad you’ve got a collection.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-23 21:41:58 -05 (-0500)

We’d love to have it, or a part of it, in the herbarium here in Roosevelt. It would be terrific to put a pin in the map at your collecting site in Delaware. Since our herbarium is being placed on line at MyCoPortal.org, we can get a pin in their map, too.


Thanks all!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-08-23 21:21:00 -05 (-0500)

I do have the specimen from
but I don’t know if it will be dropping spores. I leave here tomorrow…there is a possibility I could grab one on the way out.

David- thanks for pointing out my mistaken substitution of almond for anise. I did have the material in a bad, but I did not smell much – maybe a hazard of using DEET to protect myself from insects.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2012-08-22 21:28:48 -05 (-0500)

Well done, what a beauty!

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-22 21:25:00 -05 (-0500)

We nailed one.

Great find. If you dry some, please send me some material that was old enough to drop spores. I don’t see this every year, but this year we’ve had several of them show up in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

Very best,


nice specimen
By: David Rust (incredulis)
2012-08-22 20:52:21 -05 (-0500)

I see Rod has a couple id comments: When scratched, the flesh quickly turns the color of American raspberry sherbet. (very evident in one of your photos)

The odor (especially just as the collecting packet around a fresh specimen is opened) often is distinctly of anise. (but no odor of almond?)

Great find. Could be a BAMS MOD.


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