Observation 139884: Amanita sect. Validae (Fr.) Singer

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35% (4)
Recognized by sight
-26% (2)
Recognized by sight: Is the veil material on the cap too light in color for A. brunnescens?
44% (2)
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Recognized by sight: Single specimen in mixed woods in sandy soil. White pine, American beech, Eastern hemlock, oak and maple. Cap approx. 1 3/4" across, brown with a blackish disc. Drying dark gray/brown. Slightly sulcate at the very edge but no striations to speak of. Gills whitish, drying yellowish, crowded; completely free. Stem over 2" long, tapered, with a small superior, membranous annulus that is whitish/yellowish. The stalk is white above and tanish below becoming more apparent in drying with an ellipsoid bulb. Volva present as small whitish, friable patches on the cap and shoulder of the bulb. No scent detected. Maybe a little sweet; definitely not mushroomy.
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Thanks Eric,
By: groundhog
2014-04-18 15:22:45 -03 (-0300)

This material has been recieved and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We have also scheduled it for DNA sequencing.

Then, we only know what it is not.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-14 20:12:57 -03 (-0300)


Porphyria and morrisii…
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2013-07-14 17:24:36 -03 (-0300)

The annulus is still yellowish-white. It is neither turning gray, or pinkish on the underside. The cap is dark gray/brown at this point (partially dry) with no red or orange tones.

With regard to A. morrisii,…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-14 16:48:45 -03 (-0300)

the partial veil is much narrower and beige to pale orangish or pale pinkish on the bottom sice; also the cap color of morrisii is very dark gray to black at first become gray upon expansion. I’ve never seen orangish or reddish tones in the cap of A. morrisii.

Very best,


Thank you, Eric.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-14 16:42:51 -03 (-0300)

Did the partial veil turn gray after the picture was taken…or during drying?

I raise the question because the cap color reminds me of A. porphyria.

Very best,


This specimen
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2013-07-14 16:29:27 -03 (-0300)

is drying right now so you’ll be able to examine it first hand.

I’ve never seen that cap color on submaculata.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-14 15:02:06 -03 (-0300)


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