Observation 193980: Amanita citrina var. lavendula (Coker) Sartory & Maire
When: 2014-12-18

Notes: Found under oak, though pines were nearby. Bulbous, tight-fitting volva. Delicate off-white (maybe faintly yellowish) annulus. A couple tannish patches on the yellowish cap. Distinct potato-like aroma.

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Hello, Logan.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-12-18 13:18:08 CST (-0600)

As you’ve probably seen on MO or WAO, three similar citrinoids have been identified genetically in eastern North America. The true lavendula can be told by its smaller and less globose spores. The cleanest collection of data on lavendula is to be found here:

http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita%20sp-lavendula02

The other two trouble makers have the same URL except one ends “01” and the other ends “03”.

Very best,

Rod

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