Observation 136047: Amanita velatipes G.F. Atk.

When: 2010-07-19

Collection location: Forest County, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Britt Bunyard (Fungi magazine) (bbunyard)

No specimen available



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Recognized by sight: Except for the ring not flaring upward.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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You’re welcome.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-11 18:44:40 CEST (+0200)


Thanks for helping, both of you…
By: Britt Bunyard (Fungi magazine) (bbunyard)
2013-06-11 06:12:02 CEST (+0200)

…this one’s been vexing me for a long time and I’ve gone back and forth with calling it one of several things but you’ve both pointed out the most obvious characteristics that I didn’t pay enough attention to. —B

Hi, guys I like the suggestion of A. velatipes.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-11 04:48:51 CEST (+0200)

I like the suggestion of A. velatipes.

Check the form the partial veil is taking on the stem. It look very much like it was originally funnel-shaped and that the outer part is falling down but hasn’t pulled that whole p.v. into a skirt-like shape.

A funnel-shaped p.v. is a marker for velatipes. It’s even embedded in the name. Aktinson thought the the veil might actually be the outer surface of the stipe that had been ripped up into a funnel shape by the expansion of the cap.

Very best,


Hi Britt.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-06-11 04:42:04 CEST (+0200)

Except for the annulus hanging skirtlike, these look like A. velatipes to me. Another possibility is species sp-S01.
Sp-S01 is presented as a possible update for at least one type that has gone by the name A. russuloides. But the collection seen here shows a prominent annulus, whereas sp-S01 has a thin fleeting ring.

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