Observation 142055: Amanita subsect. Solitariae Bas
When: 2013-08-08
Who: AJ (j7u)
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Growing under canadian hemlock in association with beech. Smell was very mild but not typically mushroomy. Taste mild. 22.25 cm from base of bulb to top of cap. Cap 5.7 cm in diameter. Some yellow bruising where handled, presumably becoming reddish brown as seen in the bulb.

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Thanks Rod
By: AJ (j7u)
2013-08-09 00:56:11 CEST (+0200)

Yes it does appear to be a two-layered annulus, and I think there may be a mild cedary smell, though it’s not especially distinct. Thanks for lending your expertise!


Yellow-bruising might be related to early stages of the…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-08-09 00:54:42 CEST (+0200)

yellowing syndrome…which is illustrated on WAO using a different species, but is not uncommon in section Lepidella in North America and elsewhere.


Very best,


That looks like a two-layered partial veil in the cross-section, AJ.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-08-09 00:50:58 CEST (+0200)

If I’m interpreting the picture correctly, that is the phenomenon that I have tried to describe a couple of times on MO. This double annulus occurs in some species of Amanita subsection Solitariae (within section Lepidella). The European A. soliataria pulls this trick; and the North Americans that can do it are A. cokeri and A. subcokeri, so far as is known.

Both may lack an odor at first; however, subcokeri soon gets an odor that (to my nose) smells like a mixture of cedar wood and burnt sugar…to me a pleasant and distinctive odor. Amanita cokeri persists in an odorless condition until it starts to get old and then has the “old ham” or “decaying protein” smell.



Very best,


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