Observation 162897: Amanita muscaria var. guessowii Veselý

When: 2013-09-25

Collection location: Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

No specimen available

Terrestrial under Pinus strobus.

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I think maybe the partial veil…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-04-06 17:40:20 CDT (-0400)

appearing fibrous is due to it sticking to the gill edges and ripping apart as the cap expands. Here’s an old post of mine showing a similar example where the specimen represents A. muscaria var persicina.

Patial veil
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-04-06 16:16:58 CDT (-0400)

remnnants are floccose on the margin, and the UV remnants can be pale yellow to tannish and as you can see, it left a ring on the apex of the bulb and on the stipe proper. These morphological featyres match A. guessowii.

Two things seem interesting here.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-04-06 15:30:48 CDT (-0400)

The grayish UV deposits on the stipe bulb seem a little dark for muscaria. Also, the partial veil looks to be rather fibrous.

Otherwise, this looks like muscaria var. guessowii.

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