Observation 200562: Amanita ocreata Peck
When: 2015-03-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In the same area as a bunch of Amanita velosa.

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well Byrain …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-03-19 07:51:44 PDT (-0700)

you (and I) are experienced observers.

the more points that a delicious edible vs a deadly species have in common, the more ways that ID can go wrong.

it’s not about the best of us … it’s about the least of us.

anyone can learn how … it is keeping folks alive until then that worries me!

That has…
By: Byrain
2015-03-16 08:31:04 PDT (-0700)

an annulus, a bulbous base with a veil with thin material and a non-straite cap margin. It doesn’t look like velosa at all. :) I think the only question that remains is how many destroying angels CA has?

oh yeah, they love fruiting in the same areas!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-03-16 07:49:28 PDT (-0700)

it gets especially creepy when your ocreata has an orange cap, or your velosa is white!

this is why I have no patience with folks who say “velosas are easy to ID (for the table).”

true, until it isn’t.

Created: 2015-03-15 23:19:43 PDT (-0700)
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