Observation 135435: Amanita flavoconia group

When: 2013-06-03

Collection location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: AJ (j7u)

No specimen available

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Used references: R. E. Tulloss

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Sometimes you get a pink or reddish color inside the bulb of flavoconia.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-03 16:19:49 MDT (-0600)

I also have trouble getting the right orange from digital photographs of A. flavoconia. Mine come out much too red and have to be put in their place with a photoshopping. Not my favorite thing to do.


By: AJ (j7u)
2013-06-03 15:22:32 MDT (-0600)

A very faint shade of red was present on the bulb, but no red bruising was observed. A. flavoconia seems likely. Also, the orange is more vibrant than the photo shows.

This species probably falls in Amanita sect. Validae. [EDIT]
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-03 15:16:29 MDT (-0600)

At this time of year in PA, it’s probably A. flavoconia (especially if it is small and has no red wine colored staining in the bottom of the stem. If the opposite is true, then it could be A. flavorubens. I think that it is more likely to be A. flavoconia because of the orange color in the cap.

Very best,


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