Observation 150389: Amanita polypyramis (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Sacc.

When: 2013-10-26

Collection location: Shepherd of the Ozarks, Arkansas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: large, white, bulbous based lepidella with indistinct warts.
Based on chemical features: odor of old gym shoes crossed with chlorine.

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amanitas were not abundant…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-10-30 19:08:37 CDT (-0500)

but we had quite a few representatives.

no grisettes, no section amanita, a variety of lepidellas (polypyramis, rhopalopus from ole Miss, a mis-named as atkinsoniana with a dark veil, and a few daucipes), a few validae and several collections of bisporigera.

Very nice!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-10-29 17:59:22 CDT (-0500)
Good pic.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-10-29 16:30:52 CDT (-0500)

I hear this was the most common Amanita at the NAMA foray (reports received today from Ron Pastorino and Nina Burghardt).

Very best,


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