Observation 137489: Amanita whetstoneae Tulloss nom. prov.

An atypically beefy (compared to my usual finds) Amanita. Possibly in section Amidella due to the huge baggy volva and lack of annulus.

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47% (2)
Recognized by sight: baggy volva, no annulus, elongating stipe(? doesn’t appear to be a bulb)
62% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: I believe the photos show some brick-red staining.

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On the cap, there appears to be a strip of the volva…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-24 20:57:13 CEST (+0200)

that shows under and upper layers in different parts of the strip. It looks like an Amidella volva. The size and stature of the fruiting body, the volval patch and the light staining of the cap all support David’s suggestion.

I’ll vote for whetstoneae. The volva is usually even more dramatic, but a goodly chunk got left on the cap in this case.

Very best,


A. whetstoneae
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2013-06-24 19:57:25 CEST (+0200)

is a great suggestion! This was a really large specimen, and I was hesitant on the section due to the weak staining and tan cap. Thanks Dave.

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