Observation 20342: Amanita vernicoccora Bojantchev & R.M. Davis
When: 2009-04-15
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: No good latin name exists for the mushroom pictured (common name the Spring Coccora), if we agree that the Fall coccora, Amanita calyptroderma, is a distinct and different species.

Found under coast live oak.

This is the first time that I have seen a spring coccora here, in twenty five years of walking this path. Fall coccoras are regular in season.

Very subtle striations at caps edge, and attached gills; saccate volva with pronounced inner limb. No obvious odor, certainly not “fishy”.
Spore print obtained before drying; microscopy pending.

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Recognized by sight: this is the spring coccora, for which we have no good current latin name. calyptroderma is applied to the fall coccora, which is a distinct species. lanei has been deprecated in both cases.

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