Observation 162735: Amanita phalloides (Fr.) Link
When: 2014-04-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in cluster under live oaks.

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Spring fruitings of the Death Cap
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-04-03 14:13:05 MDT (-0600)

Of the 230 observations of Amanita phalloides from CA on M.O.,
very few come from the March-May period.

There is a more expected trend of late summer/early fall outliers (late July through September) leading up to the ‘normal’ October-December season (peaking Nov/December). Even in January fruitings of this species seem uncommon, and interestingly/amazingly, there are NO observations of this species from February in CA on M.O. yet (!).

Here’s a graph showing the data:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/10246978@N00/13609493714/

Aside from this year and a couple one-offs, 2007 seemed to be a big year for A. phalloides spring fruiting, with four observations.

A list of the March-May fruitings followed by the year for quick reference appears below:

March
observation 503 (1997)

April
observation 51036 (2010)
observation 3000 (2007)
observation 3091 (2007)
observation 162735 (2014)

May
observation 3353 (2007)
observation 3345 (2007)

Created: 2014-04-02 23:26:07 MDT (-0600)
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