Observation 135118: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang

This is #1 of 2 I found growing near each other under Post Oaks in the Ozark foothills. This one is mature and the other that I will post a observation on in a moment is egg stage.
The friable veil had been washed away by last nights rain and was laying on the ground, some of which you can see in the photos. the volva is intact, hard and crumbles easily. the strip was full of bug larvae that are visible in a couple of the photos.
I could not distinguish any smell or distinct taste.

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Thanks John,
By: groundhog
2013-08-14 09:03:14 PDT (-0700)

This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium.

Sure, John.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-05-31 15:32:59 PDT (-0700)

Please do send them.

Very best,


Edited “bulb” description to “volva”
By: John McDonough
2013-05-31 12:08:09 PDT (-0700)

May I send you this one as well as the Egg stage specimen found under observation 135121?
I found these about 1/4 mile from the sp-MO01 I entered earlier, then on the way back to the truck I found dinner…L. cincinnatus.

I think this will not have a true bulb, but…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-05-31 11:53:02 PDT (-0700)

will have a totally elongating stem with a saccate volva at the bottom.

Very best,


Hello, John.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-05-31 11:51:25 PDT (-0700)

This is a cool one.  It looks like it is belongs near “Amanita americrocea” or “Amanita pseudocrocea.” (In fact, I’m wondering if those two things aren’t one and the same.)

I think I see some orange tint in the floccose material on the stem.

Very best,


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