Observation 151770: Amanita Pers. sect. Amanita
When: 2013-11-11

Notes: I don’t like calling this “alba” (instead of the white form of var. flavivolvata) but it seemed to be deserving of having it’s own distinction—there were 100s of them. All white to cream-colored. Wow. Growing among Douglas-fir and western hemlock.

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Thanks Britt,
By: groundhog
2014-08-18 11:57:29 PDT (-0700)

This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium.
-Naomi

indeed.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-12 08:44:40 PST (-0800)

no one is suggesting that this is aprica, just that your collection does not fit our current concept of muscaria var. alba.

I believe that Rod mentioned aprica as an example of another amanita in section Amanita that shared the basal volva characteristics of muscaria.

What you have here is an open question.

Nice find.

I have found fairy rings of pure stands of muscaria var alba in the PNW, but those were always pure white, not yellowish.

It was an interesting mushroom…
By: Britt Bunyard (Fungi magazine) (bbunyard)
2013-11-11 23:49:41 PST (-0800)

In an interesting place. And lots of them and really large at times (dinner plate sized). I have seen plenty of A aprica and they’ve always been a very bright lemon yellow and should not be up for several months yet. I have dried specimens.

too much color, too viscid…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-11 12:37:30 PST (-0800)

to be muscaria var. alba.

The original descriptions of …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-11-11 12:24:07 PST (-0800)

muscaria var. alba and A. chrysoblema (which Jenkins thought were synonyms) are pure white, even a sort of silvery white. I think you have something very different in this image. It certainly has muscaria-like rings, but so does A. aprica

R

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