Observation 138818: Amanita velatipes G.F. Atk.

Ground color on cap is somewhat brassy. Growing in grassy area amongst planted hardwood trees which I believe are not native to our area… one type of beech and another that i don’t know.

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I’m used to seeing long marginal striations on A. multisquamosa.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-08-11 12:10:26 CDT (-0400)

I remember seeing your pictures of very robust A. multisquamosa-like specimens; and, you’re correct about the coloring of the cap (although Jenkins maintained that the yellowish tint that we normally see on velatipes was not always present in his experience.

I’m afraid this leaves us in an unsatisfactory position for the moment.

I hope that we can progress on this point within the next few years.

Very best,


Thanks Bob, Naomi, and Rod.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-08-11 10:52:49 CDT (-0400)

This one really fooled me! Actually, looking at this again, it reminds me of a type of large panther that I have called Amanita multisquamosa, and which I have also collected at Moon Lake. The color of this type seems unusual for A. velatipes. Color, as seen in photos, is quite accurate.

Hi Dave,
By: groundhog
2013-07-25 15:00:02 CDT (-0400)

This material has been received and accessioned into Rod’s herbarium. Rod looked at the specimen under the scope and found no clamps attachments, in addition the shape of the younger specimen (in your photo) and the rolled sock volva are reminiscent of A. velatipes. This specimen appears pantheroid.

The larger one showed no annulus.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-07-07 22:16:29 CDT (-0400)

Although one may argue the annulus may have fallen off, this is not a typical muscaria trait.

These are large robust mushrooms. My take on the basal structure is that the bulb seen in the photo had not yet fully developed to the point where the concentric rings (associated with muscaria types) were evident.

But I agree Bob, about these looking like a pantheroid type.

The larger one is dehydrating and I’ll eventually mail it to Rod.

Thanks for posting the comment… a reminder for me to stop on my way home from work tomorrow and see what has developed with these.

Was there
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2013-07-06 15:32:44 CDT (-0400)

an annulus present? What was the size? These don’t strike me as being A. muscaria. They kind of remind me of A. multisquamosa or velatipes.

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