Observation 112768: Amanita rhopalopus Bas

When: 2012-10-06

Collection location: Glade Springs, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)

No specimen available


Very raggedy and scaly all over. It has an odd smell, like dusty old grain.
It had a thick rootlike portion below ground, some of which seemed to be rotting, as it was very degraded and slimy.
Closer look at the scales/warts on the cap.

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Thank you.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-13 13:57:01 PDT (-0700)

That’s some endorsement.


That’s the best place on the ’net to check Amanitas!
By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2012-10-13 09:44:19 PDT (-0700)
Here’s what we have on our site:
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-11 07:06:49 PDT (-0700)
Thank you, Rod
By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2012-10-11 06:25:55 PDT (-0700)

I’ve looked it up on the ’net, and it does match the other observations and descriptions posted.

It could be Amanita rhopalopus
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-10 20:35:33 PDT (-0700)

with the bulb kicked off to one side and what appear to be powdery warts with no [obvious] fibrillose layer on the cap under the warts.

Thanks for the extra picture.


Sorry I don’t have better photos, but maybe the closer look at the cap with help?
By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2012-10-10 13:43:24 PDT (-0700)
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-08 13:54:02 PDT (-0700)

Do you have a picture of the warts take closer up? Maybe with the bases of the warts in focus and with a little less glare from the cap surface (maybe taken in the shade)?


I think you are correct about this belonging in …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-08 13:50:34 PDT (-0700)

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