Observation 112649: Amanita Pers.

When: 2012-10-07

Collection location: Kings Mountain Battleground National Park, York, South Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: dm1206

No specimen available

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Thank you.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-21 20:16:10 PDT (-0700)

Still a lot of options. The gills seem very yellowish in one of the views from below the cap. Amanita subsolitaria, which has a rooting bulb has cream-yellow gills from early development. Another possibility is a very different species (A. rhopalopus) which has a more cylindrical than carrot-shaped rooting bulb that is often dog-legged (bent off to one side).

You might want to take a look at the following pages to see if you feel drawn in one direction or the other:




Loaded uncropped photo, see bulb next to… Thanks!
By: dm1206
2012-10-21 08:32:27 PDT (-0700)

This was taken during the Kings Mountain morning wreath laying ceremony at the national battle ground park. I wanted to disturb the area I hiked as little as possible. I figure even removing the leaves around the base was something I didn’t want to find left by the previous hiker so I didn’t either.

We really need to see the bulb.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-08 06:19:21 PDT (-0700)

The form of the bulb if very important in making best guesses at amanita IDs from photographs.

Thanks. The scattered conic warts on the cap in these photographs are beautifully portrayed.


Created: 2012-10-07 13:45:20 PDT (-0700)
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