Observation 205284: Amanita Pers.
When: 2015-05-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Cap: 9 cm, smooth, dry white
Stem: 10 cm, white
In Oak-Hickory woods


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4th photo shows remnants…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-05-30 16:44:27 CDT (-0400)

of what appears to have been an apical annulus. So I’d doubt Amidella. I thought the cap surface and appendiculate margin seemed different from what I’d expect in Phalloideae. On the Amanita website one finds several names of SE NA Lepidellas assigned to subsection Limbatulae which are not well-documented. But like you say Debbie, none of this is compelling enough to support confidence beyond “Could Be.”

or maybe even section phalloides?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-05-30 12:06:34 CDT (-0400)

looks like a bulb at the base, and I have seen that little bit of UV remaining on the cap margin in both of our deadly amanitas here in the west. or maybe even an amidella, altho the volva doesn’t appear to have those layers. no sign of a PV, was there one?

too little info to tell what this is, IMO, other than obviously an amanita.

the bulb appears to be complete, but who knows, without the mushroom in hand.

That’s an interesting idea, David.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-05-30 08:59:40 CDT (-0400)

Without a specimen, we’re unlikely to get certainty.

Very best,


Wondering if the photo…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-05-30 08:10:49 CDT (-0400)

of the excavated stipe shows the entire basal structure… Could some material have broken off and remained buried?

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