Observation 172895: Amanita albocreata (G.F. Atk.) E.-J. Gilbert
When: 2014-08-08

Notes: On soil under Rhododendron, White-pine, Hemlock, and White-oak in moist woods.

Pileus 3 1/2mm wide. Lightly viscid when collected… dry in photos. Three small white patches on disc. Slightly umbonate. No annulus. Base/bulb not scaly or ringed. No strong fragrance.

Not an Amanita I’m familiar with. Looked like a A. citrina until I saw the lack of annulus and the small and smooth base/bulb, and lacked “raw potato” scent.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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~ Luke Cannon

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Amanitapraecox
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-08-12 10:07:34 EDT (-0400)

loses its partial veil quite quickly. I confused “praecox” and albocreata for a number of years when I found my first collections of “praecox.”

Very best,

Rod

No annulus on specimen.
By: Luke Cannon (learningdeer)
2014-08-11 23:54:14 EDT (-0400)

Hi Rod,

Thanks for checking out the posting. There was no annulus evident on the stalk when I found it- and it was looking fairly fresh. Not sure if that would rule out A. praecox or not?

Thanks,

~ Luke

You might consider praecox
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-08-11 14:56:03 EDT (-0400)

The yellow on albocreata is strongly restricted to very center of the cap. There is a very-pantherina-like rolled sock type remnant of universal veil on the top of the bulb in albocreata.

Very best,

Rod

bump!
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-10 02:20:31 EDT (-0400)

btw, Luke, you can change the Notes section by clicking ‘Edit Observation’ and updating the info accordingly.

Correction: Pileus is 3 1/2CM wide… not mm.
By: Luke Cannon (learningdeer)
2014-08-08 12:29:16 EDT (-0400)

Correction: Pileus is 3 1/2CM wide… not mm. ~ Luke

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