Observation 115891: Amanita phalloides (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link

When: 2012-11-05

Collection location: Hanover Industrial Park, Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

By a planted pine on a lawn adjacent to the American Red Cross parking lot. I’ll try to get a species name for the pine.

I didn’t have my camera when the specimen was harvested. Volval sac collapsed onto the lower stipe while being transported. In the last photo, sac-limb is peeled away from stipe.

An older specimen.

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Thanks Dave,
By: groundhog
2013-08-01 11:52:20 CDT (-0400)

This material has been received and accessioned into Rod’s herbarium.

that phalloides is just too darned adaptable…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-11-14 09:41:05 CST (-0500)

with over a dozen host trees worldwide. With luck, your PA populations won’t escape into the wild and become invasive, like they have in CA.

Ha! yeah… right by the Red Cross.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-11-14 08:00:26 CST (-0500)

Actually, this is the second location where I have collected phalloides in the Wilkes-Barre area. The other collections site is several miles away, but also on a lawn with planted pine (and oak, in this other case).

A friend of mine has collected what appears to be A. phalloides in a site in Luzerne County, PA where the habitat is not a planted lawn, rather a grown-over strip mine area with pines. I keep trying to persuade him to post the observation.

deadly hitchhikers.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-11-13 17:13:11 CST (-0500)

looks like you have phalloides in town. hope it doesn’t spread beyond your planted tree.

convenient that it is so close to the Red Cross office, though! ;)

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