Observation 106496: Amanita “sp-lavendula03” Tulloss crypt. temp.

I did not see any lavander stains on the cap. Also, cap is very pale, verging on pure white. Odor of raw potatoes.

Mix of mature oak, White Pine, and hemlock.

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Used references: Ret’s suggestion. See comments.

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Glad to see this obs rose to the surface.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-01-02 17:05:45 CST (-0500)

Since making this collection, I have become much more aware of the pale citrina/lavendula type.

Thank you, David.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-05-14 15:00:55 CDT (-0400)

I think that the rather pallid “Amanita sp-lavendula03” is a candidate here. I would never have been able to say such a thing before collaborating with Dr. Hughes. We accessioned this collection today, and it is set to be sampled shortly.


Very best,


Another trait of A. citrina
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-08-25 14:33:24 CDT (-0400)
… is that they smell like raw potatoes.
Richard, I did think this one to be very pale for…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-08-25 01:06:36 CDT (-0400)

A. citrina.

However, upon looking at the photos and comparing with ret’s online description of A. citrina, a more telling trait appears to be that this specimen has an appendiculate cap margin.

But the cap is not warty, as in the white lepidellas such as A. abrupta. So I guess this one is beginning to look a bit mysterious?

I have the dried material for this obs.

this specimen…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-08-23 16:03:41 CDT (-0400)

looks way too light (white) to be citrina imo.
am i missing something?

Should only turn purple when it gets cold
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-08-23 15:51:08 CDT (-0400)

— Near freezing

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