Observation 187170: Amanita sect. Amanita

Found under Fir, mulch/dirt/needle substrate. Pulled as a button from under dirt, brought inside to let open. Typical Amanita, in everyway, except for the coloring. I brought it inside to obtain a spore print after noticing the peach tone older ones had. The warts, were slightly tannish. Once it had opened, it stayed a small size and retained its pink hue, drying to a slightly more tannish golden pink color. The volva became a distinct roll around the base. The smell was mushroomy, typical of other pantherina or muscaria. Stem was solid, white, firm, meaty. Context and gills also white and firm. Gill spacing was crouded, adnate. Spore print was typical white to off white cream. note all photo editing was done to ensure the colors matched the actual mushroom in that lighting.


Secondary specimen. As well as button in habitat.
Secondary specimen. As well as button in habitat.
Secondary specimen. As well as button in habitat.
Secondary specimen. As well as button in habitat.

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By: KA Butcher (KAButcher)
2014-11-04 19:21:11 PST (-0800)

It is Fir of some sort, I assume those are all endemic to Washington. I have saved several and dried them, I wish I had testing capabilities.

Are the trees native?
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2014-11-04 10:48:43 PST (-0800)
glad to see that you dried some.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-11-04 10:11:32 PST (-0800)

not sure what exactly happened to the specimens at NAMA. It was pretty chaotic in the lab, what with over 470 species collected and vouchered!

maybe Rod would like to run the DNA on these? I would sure like to know what they are, really.
rather disparate distribution if these are indeed persicina.

By: KA Butcher (KAButcher)
2014-11-04 08:40:31 PST (-0800)

Neat! Thats what I thought these guy were. I have found one large patch in my town, they are all peach colored. Its not impossible, I just hadnt heard of them being in the PNW at all. Please let me know if you hear anything about those. Thank you!

certainly section Amanita
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-11-04 08:05:34 PST (-0800)

cap color can be quite variable.

We also collected some “peachy” muscaria at the recent NAMA foray at Mount Rainier. Those appeared to be quite close to my concept of Amanita muscaria var. persicina, a SE species. Hopefully that DNA will be run to confirm its identity.

By: KA Butcher (KAButcher)
2014-11-04 07:27:46 PST (-0800)

Its under the comments about it. Under Fir, dirt, tiny bit of mulch, and some needles.

What is the habitat?
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2014-11-03 18:20:57 PST (-0800)
Note moved from Location
By: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
2014-11-03 17:56:42 PST (-0800)

Found publicly, in town, near road.

By: KA Butcher (KAButcher)
2014-11-03 15:42:08 PST (-0800)

Oh I see. Sorry. It does look a lot like persicina however. Im just not seeing any yellow or orange tones in my specimen. Its as peach as the crayola of the name.

I was suggesting Amanita sect. Amanita, and the author is Persoon
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2014-11-03 09:44:12 PST (-0800)
persicina possible
By: KA Butcher (KAButcher)
2014-11-03 08:40:06 PST (-0800)

I understood that persicina was a east coast type. I would agree too, and thats what I thought it might be, but I can seem to find it in the PNW.

Welcome to MO!
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2014-11-03 08:31:21 PST (-0800)

Thanks for posting!

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