Observation 203812: Amanita Pers.
When: 2015-05-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: cracked cap seemed to be oozing something in yellow cracks.


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dime for scale
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Little fella to right is shown in last two photos.
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Proposed Names

45% (2)
Recognized by sight
60% (2)
Recognized by sight
62% (2)
Recognized by sight: Sun-baked. It appears the volval remnants never broke apart on the pileus because of the drying. http://mushroomobserver.org/56423?q=2YgBQ

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White spore print
By: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)
2015-05-05 22:03:24 CDT (-0400)

Spores are white (see added photo at right) though not many produced; probably not mature. I wouldn’t say the cap exactly stained yellow; rather the cap outer layer was tan-orangish but underneath was a bright yellow layer as shown in the photos. The cracks were present naturally; not cuts. The cuts had a clear liquid when fresh, and the smae clear liquid was evident when I sectioned the mushroom.

I added a new young specimen today at http://mushroomobserver.org/203945. It shows a very filmy veil; and the same small bulb planted in the soil.

I’m a little worried about this one being an Amanita.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-05-05 17:00:40 CDT (-0400)

While the yellow-staining syndrome in Amanita does not seem to be entirely limited to section Lepidella. The most commonly found taxa with yellow-staining are in sect. Lepidella. Those that are most common have a buried bulb at the base of their stem. This taxon seems to have stem that terminates above ground in the dead grass litter.

The specimen doesn’t look mature enough to drop spores. Was a spore print obtained after the photograph was taken?

Very best,


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