Observation 129203: Amanita ocreata Peck

Under Live Oak. KOH bright yellow on cap.

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crop or panorama?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-02-27 13:05:05 CST (-0500)

lovely, at any rate.

seems to me that ocreata is occurring in usually large flushes these days…certainly in the Far East Bay (Pleasant Hill for the past two years) as well as S. CA. Remember back about three years ago, when that poor old Italian forager found acres of ocreata under oak in Santa Barbara, never before seen there in those quantities, and somehow, despite decades of foraging, he mistook them for edibles. In fact, he claimed that the ocreata were the best tasting (and last) mushrooms that he ever ate…right up until the point where he got sick and died painfully.

good to see that you are traveling with (and using) KOH these days, Noah. As you know, it is useful for delimiting species in many mushrooms.

BTW, also good to see your many recent photo posts here. Come on in, the water’s fine.

Nice photo.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-02-21 18:13:39 CST (-0500)



By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-02-21 17:24:24 CST (-0500)

One specimen is the same as Ob. #128769

Created: 2013-02-21 17:22:04 CST (-0500)
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