Observation 134261: Amanita Pers.

When: 2013-05-22

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

No specimen available

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Used references: Alan Rockefeller
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By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-23 05:31:56 PDT (-0700)

“Amanita farinosa” until I read ret’s comments. I have made collections here in PA that show tan/brown in the cap center.

Very interesting how so many of the amanita posts from FL show mushrooms that look like types I find in PA/NY… up to a point.

Some possibilities…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-05-22 17:13:24 PDT (-0700)

The data is not all posted on WAO; however, these might be of interest:




Neither species is known well.

If you would like more data, we can post more information from the original description of A. chrysoleuca and from the description of Miller et al.’s application of that name.

I have seen a collection from Florida, which seemed very similar to chrysoleuca at first glance.

Very best,


A better focus on the bulb would be useful.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-05-22 16:50:39 PDT (-0700)

I think there is a small bulb present at the stipe base; and the habit of the fruiting body suggests Amanita farinosa to me; however, I have never seen orange on the cap of that species. There are taxa similar to farinosa known from the Caribbean region that have yellow pigment on the cap or the volva. This may be close to one of those taxa.

Do you have dried material of this? Cristina Rodríguez Caycedo has been working on these taxa that are slow to lose their volval’s connection to the cap skin.

Very best,


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