Observation 146179: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang

When: 2013-09-22

Collection location: Dunsmuir, California, USA [Click for map]


Who: (Aaron Cena) (mountainplayer)

Specimen available

I found another solitary individual on Sept 8. It was the only mushroom found that day, and not surprising because there had been no rain for weeks, if not months. It was a couple feet from the base of a fir.

It rained briefly 4-5 days ago, so today’s mushroom looked a lot fresher. It was growing at the base of a pine seedling in a power line cut.

I did not observe this species in the area in 2011 or 2012.

This seems close to A. pachycholea, due to the reddish brown stains on the volva. The green is a bit of mold.

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Distribution of pigment on the cap…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-09-23 08:22:53 CDT (-0400)

remdinds me a little of this species:


Lots of species in sect. Vaginatae have staining on the outside of the volva.

Very best,


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