Observation 113575: Amanita phalloides (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link

When: 2012-10-11

Collection location: Columbia, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill (boletebill)

No specimen available

Collected by CT Valley Mycological Society member Emily Rosen on Norway Spuce on private residence.

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I think I am right in saying that I never saw the species at a COMA foray.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-16 22:11:04 CEST (+0200)

I’ve just gotten a specimen from Steve Rock found in Dutchess Co., NY also with Norway Spruce and Pines (two adjacent plantings, I think the collection came from the Norway Spruce). Bill Bakaitis and I have discussed Steve Rock’s site, and Bill says that the first phalloides from there was announced years ago by Sam Ristich. The planting is from the 1930s according to Bill who also has told me that the nursery from which the Norway Spruce came is known…it is/was in Norway. I know that phalloides occurs in southern Norway (from Dr. Gro Gulding and materials in the herbarium at Oslo) and on the west coast on roughly west-facing slopes as far north as there is some hope of warmth from sun or sea to warm those slopes “enough”.

Very best,


Only 5 collections in 30 ++ years
By: Bill (boletebill)
2012-10-16 20:35:52 CEST (+0200)

that I know of through the data sets we have for CT Valley Mycological Society. We have collected A. phalloides with White pine in two different State Parks in CT. So far no collections with oak that I know of. I don’t know if Rod ever had a collection from his many years at the CT Rogerson Foray with COMA??

yup, sure is.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-10-16 19:54:53 CEST (+0200)

you are timely, Bill! ;)

sounds as though it came in with an introduced tree, so at least you are not having to deal with the invasive phalloides phenomenon that we are seeing here in CA.

so far, it seems that only the phalloides species from Europe that grew with introduced hardwoods have made the break into the wilds.

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