Observation 120444: Amanita muscaria var. guessowii Veselý

When: 2004-10-28

Collection location: Christine Dr. East Hanover, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: Modified Hypothesis (Modified Hypothesis )

No specimen available

Proposed Names

13% (2)
Recognized by sight
34% (2)
Recognized by sight: Found in New Jersey. Clade I/A?

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Yeah id go peach colored
By: Modified Hypothesis (Modified Hypothesis )
2014-07-18 01:33:01 PDT (-0700)

It did have weak concentric rings they were present but mild compared to the ones up in Vermont and Maine or ones in another part of NJ this species seems to be the dominate one tho. Its way more common then the thick ringed darker ones.

Btw Martin it was then preserved in that jar in Honey which was a really neat art piece.

Why are you
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-01-11 16:56:43 PST (-0800)

photographing this under glass? Am I missing something?

From the cap color, it could be a faded specimen of one of the… [edit]
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-12-19 20:28:59 PST (-0800)

muscaria varieties that I mentioned earlier.

They can often be told apart in the field because the bottom of the stem and the stem’s bulb are decorated with very pronounced rings of volval material in var. guessowii and the decoration is rather weak in var. persicina. Also the latter has a tendency for the cap to fade to a pale-ish, rather dull orange in sunlight.

So, as mentioned by many people on this site, taking a picture that gives a clear view of the bottom of the stem and the bulb (if there is one) is key to the hope of getting an ID for an Amanita based only on an image or images.

I’m certain that this isn’t the Australian species whose invalid name is presently on this observation;; so I’m going to suggest another option.

Very best,


By: Modified Hypothesis (Modified Hypothesis )
2012-12-19 13:05:26 PST (-0800)

the ones i usually find in NJ like this have a different texture(hard and color(pale yellow-orange) while a couple are more the texture and coloration of the ones that grow more north

The name in question was used to refer to… [edited]
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-12-19 06:45:43 PST (-0800)

an Australian species of sect. Amanita and is not valid. Research on the Australian species is ongoing at present (Dr. Elaine Davision). From what I understand from Dr. Davison, a valid name for that species exists.

If the depicted entity was collected in NJ, it is most likely to be A. muscaria var. guessowii, but could be A. muscaria var. persicina.


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