Observation 135574: Amanita daucipes (Mont.) Lloyd

When: 2011-07-23

Collection location: Five Mile Woods Nature Preserve, Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Josh M.K. (suchen)

No specimen available

Unfortunately this was from far before I started making collections, so only this photo remains to mark the existence of this gigantic Amanita. It was a whopping nine inches tall from the ground to the top of the cap, and 5 inches in diameter. The stem base was initially hidden in a thick layer of mixed hardwood leaves. I hope to revisit this area in 2 or 3 weeks, so I was reviewing my finds which led to this post.

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It’s not our maintenance…it’s the cloud.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-06 02:32:27 CEST (+0200)

We’re having the second signficant hardware failure of our cloud server in about one year elapsed time. Rats.

I sent you a separate email with more details. We don’t expect to be up again today…unless we get very lucky. When the site comes up, David will still have to verify operation of our server under control of a new host.

GROAN. Groan. groan……

Very best,


Thanks, Rod!
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2013-06-06 01:16:24 CEST (+0200)

Is the WAO site down for maintenance? I haven’t been able to access it for a few hours.

I see a pink tint in the volva on…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-06 00:56:38 CEST (+0200)

the cap, the stem, and the bulb. This suggests Amanita daucipes. The spliting of the bulb and the shape of the visible part of the bulb both are consistent with daucipes. Since we’re working from a photograph alone, I’d suggest daucipes.

Very best,


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