Observation 106678: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2012-08-24
No herbarium specimen
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A single immature specimen growing under oaks. Identification may be possible from the pyramidal shape of the large warts. The warts were not easily removed from the pileus. I left it untouched though it’s unlikely I will return to the site in time to see this amanita in its splendor.


No flash; ISO-400, 1/160 sec.
No flash; ISO-400, 1/160 sec.
Taken with a flash; ISO-200, 1/60 sec.
No flash; ISO-400, 1/200 sec.

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Used references: A. cokeri observations on MO, e.g., 60135 and 103364

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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2012-08-24 18:58:14 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for pointing out your earlier observation. I also found Obs. #103364, in which the morphology of the warts/bulb is very similar to that of my specimen. Rod thinks it’s likely to be A. cokeri, for #103364 id est. Unfortunately, my specimen is way too young, but I’ll through in A. cokeri as “could be”. Why not? I don’t think I will be driving back and forth though, scruplulously photographing the stages of developmental metamorophosis of this mushroom, like you did, unless of course you are willing to pay for my fuel expenditure (one round trip is 140 miles, $$$). :-)

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By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-08-24 16:55:36 PDT (-0700)
The very rugged looking bulb….
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-24 16:44:44 PDT (-0700)

reminds of several specimens of Amanita canescens that I have seen in NJ this year. I can remember when it was relatively rare in areas that I freqent. Perhaps the oak forests and the oaks on lawns in my home town (in particular) have reached a stage of life at which A. canescens fruiting begins to happen.

Nevertheless, the bulb has never been suggested as a sure fire way of determining A. canescens; so I refrain from suggesting this name as a possible ID.


Created: 2012-08-24 16:00:14 PDT (-0700)
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