Observation 140590: Amanita ravenelii (Berk. & M.A. Curt.) Sacc.

When: 2013-07-22

Collection location: Rockingham Co, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: pete (petepann)

No specimen available

I know I have posted A. cokeri before, but Yall HAVE to see this…Location: Mayo River State Park.

Extra close up photos added. For what it is worth.


Notice the rain splashing off of it. Thats alright. I just noticed it and I am the one that took the photo.

Proposed Names

54% (3)
Recognized by sight
62% (3)
Recognized by sight: Warts in Photos #7-8 and #14, scaly onion like base.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: RET’s suggestion

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Just when I think I have it all down pat…
By: pete (petepann)
2013-07-22 12:13:42 PDT (-0700)

A new name gets added to my “local list”. Well, this means I have a difficult job of deciphering all the variances of Amanita at Mayo Park. I don’t know what’s in the soil over there, but they are LOVING it. There is no telling how many different sections and subsections are growing and have yet to start fruiting. I think I’m going to need a bigger box. Suitcase maybe. I also found an A. abrupta.( I say that knowing good and well that if I were to post it, it would get shot down like the rest of the targets I set up here). All I have on it are the photos so I decided against posting it for now. I had no room to take it so I left it to grow. Maybe next time… Thanks for the insight once again, Rod. One day I will learn to stop being so hasty and sure of myself when it comes to fungi nomenclature.

A good super close up of warts on the cap and the spaces between the warts….
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-22 09:10:31 PDT (-0700)

can be very helpful sometimes.


Hello, Pete.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-22 09:06:34 PDT (-0700)

Amanita cokeri has a membranous partial veil that holds together very well, is often duplex (two separate skirts bound together at the free edge), and bearing numerous fibers connecting the underside of the lower skirt to the stem.

These characteristics are not present in you photos.

There is pinkish or reddish staining on your bulb, which occurs is A. subcokeri and not A cokeri; however, subcokeri has a duplex annulus like that of cokeri.

The bulb staining and the floppy partial veil that easily falls down the stem could suggest A. daucipes, which also can have vertical splits in the bulb such as your photographs show. It would be interesting for you to go back a couple of days after finding this amanita and see if the warts on the cap are turning pinkish. This would be a very good indicator of A. daucipes.

Some links:




Some other possibilities in your neck of the woods:



Very best,


Nothing out of the ordinary’…
By: pete (petepann)
2013-07-22 02:45:59 PDT (-0700)

I have yet to find a cokeri that smelled strong. What doubts are you having over these monsters?

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2013-07-22 02:03:35 PDT (-0700)

Was there any odor to speak of?

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