Observation 110959: Amanita Pers.

When: 2012-09-20

Collection location: Fort Crowder Conservation Area, Neosho, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)

No specimen available

Found in oak woods of SW Missouri and edges of cultivated fields. Odd but mild smell similar to licorice? not sure. veil covers gills. maybe amanita of some kind?

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Something to consider next time you’re digging up a possible amanita.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-11-25 18:43:13 PST (-0800)



no vulva shot
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2012-11-25 15:47:46 PST (-0800)

HI R. I can’t recall what it looked like. I may have not even dug it up as I just started collecting. No photo I am afraid.

An anise odor (like licorice) is known from a small number of amanitas.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-09-24 20:53:51 PDT (-0700)

But this fellow isn’t any of them (e.g., check out A. mutabilis and A. submaculata).

Other non-disgusting amanita smells that come to mind are apple, pear, burnt sugar, “floral,” “hotel soap,” etc. I know of a small, white species from Texas that had an odor of pear the one time I encountered it (a species of sect Validae with a somewhat rooting bulb).





Can you tell us anything about the base of the stipe?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-09-24 20:43:01 PDT (-0700)

Do you have a picture of a bulb or volval material at the stem base?


New name….
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2012-09-24 19:09:50 PDT (-0700)

Thanks Danny! I selected unknown, not sure where fungi bartling came from lol.

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