Observation 144083: Amanita mutabilis Beardslee
When: 2013-08-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Under young oaks, growing in a cluster of about 5, not a connected cluster, a patch.

Smell is very strong, but typical mushroom smell. Nothing notably specific, just mushroomy.

Roseaescent staining volva.

Sandy soil.

Spores creamy white.

Sorry for terrible quality photos had camera on wrong mode.


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I don’t think there’s much question of what it is.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-08-29 20:12:00 PDT (-0700)

If you still have material, wrap in waxpaper in the freezer overnight, let package warm up a bit int he morning, then get your nose right on top of the packet when you open it. ANISE! is a very probable result.

I love this species. we sometimes get it in the New Jersey Pine Barrens,too. It was named by one of my heros…H. C. Beardslee.

Very best,


Created: 2013-08-28 17:56:05 PDT (-0700)
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