Observation 120874: Amanita velosa (Peck) Lloyd

When: 2012-12-22

Collection location: University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

Single fruit body under Live Oak.

There was a few fruiting last week at UCSC as well.

Proposed Names

87% (5)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
-85% (5)
Recognized by sight: Seen so many of these this year, fall/winter 2011 was a bonanza for the Amanitas.

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not about Noah…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-10 22:02:08 CST (-0500)

EVERYONE makes ID mistakes.

the EVIDENCE shows that this is velosa.

experience is a great teacher, and the mushrooms don’t read our books.

By: Sofialovesmushrooms (Sofieharr)
2013-01-10 19:56:20 CST (-0500)

I’m a newbie on here! Ok, so Noah is never wrong. Point taken. :-)
I want to know why the Chanterelles are near impossible to find this year in Napa, and not much better(a few weeks ago) in Mendocino. Noah?

Last years spring is this years winter.
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-01-10 19:00:07 CST (-0500)
That is a velosa. Several were found during the NAMA Foray in Santa Cruz in the middle of December and I found a couple in late Nov. in Marin. Besides that , when was the last time Noah was wrong…. on a mushroom ID ???
It’s not spring
By: Sofialovesmushrooms (Sofieharr)
2013-01-09 23:38:00 CST (-0500)

I used to live on a hill where the Velosa fruited every year, it only happened in the spring time. Also, look at the sack. It looks more cup like, similar to a Amanita muscaria, and not like a Velosa. Those are the reasons i still believe this is not a Velosa. :-)

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