Observation 128293: Amanita longipes Bas ex Tulloss & Dav. T. Jenkins
When: 2011-08-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Small, white cap covered with blackish squamules. Gills white and close. Stipe tapers slightly towards the apex, white with black granular dots, and a bulbous base which then tapers downwards. Terrestrial in mixed woods.

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By: Phil (gunchky)
2013-02-12 12:47:17 PST (-0800)

Just did some searching and discovered that A. longipes is called The flat-footed Amanita. The portion of the stipe below the bulb appears to been be flattened.

I think that longipes is a reasonable guess; however, I’ve never seen…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-02-11 06:47:46 PST (-0800)

firmly formed warts on the pileus of longipes.

Other options for Phil’s region would be Amanita onusta and A. rhopalopus. The former should have at least some recurved scales on, or rings of gray warts around, the top of the bulb. The latter would probably be more robust (in most cases).

Phil, if you run into another specimen like this, I’d be grateful if you could dry it and send it to me.

Very best,


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