Observation 180779: Amanita verna (Bull. : Fr.) Lam.

When: 2014-09-29

Collection location: Mihail Kogalniceanu, Constanta Co., Romania [Click for map]

Who: John F Brey (JohnnyB2112)

No specimen available


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I can see the mushroom is in a grassy area.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-29 10:49:04 CDT (-0400)

How far distant are the closest trees? Do you know the genus of the closest trees?

Very best,


Do you still have material in hand?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-29 10:47:40 CDT (-0400)

Can you described whether there is any detail on the surface of the stipe above the ring on the stem?

Does the mushroom have a distinct odor?

I’m not sure if I can help you with a diagnosis, but let’s get some more information on the mushroom so that other folks will start tossing in some ideas.

Very best,


Spore print is white.
By: John F Brey (JohnnyB2112)
2014-09-29 10:12:17 CDT (-0400)
Did you try to get a spore print?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-29 09:27:04 CDT (-0400)


I do not think that this can be A. verna because there is no sign of membranous…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-29 09:20:02 CDT (-0400)

volva attached to the bulb at the bottom of the stem.

With dead grass attached to the cap, it seems to me that the mushroom may have come up through the ground level detritus with no appreciable volva.

Also, the irregular shapes of an adjacent set of short and long gills to the left of the stem in the bottom photograph is something that rarely if ever happens in Amanita.

Very best,


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