Observation 205304: Amanita Pers.

When: 2015-05-24

Collection location: Crawford Co., Arkansas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

This keys out to T. focale in the above referenced book due to the persistent white ring, yellow orange to orange brown viscid cap and farinaceous odor but there were few if any conifers in the area that I saw and the caps lacked fibrils. These specimens were subjected to two days of heavy rains and flooding.

Proposed Names

-31% (2)
Recognized by sight: Yellow orange to orange brown sticky cap, crowded white gills, white context, white partial veil leaving persistent superior ring, white spore deposit, farinaceous odor, on ground under hardwoods
Used references: “Tricholomas of North America”, BBRT
56% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: RET in comments below
-30% (2)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: yellow cap, yellow volva
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: this looks different form known sp., but has Validae characters.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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As always, you’re very welcome.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-05-30 19:57:38 PDT (-0700)


Thanks Rod
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-05-30 18:07:41 PDT (-0700)

There appear to be some scattered yellowish warts on the cap of the upper specimen in the second photo.


The underside of the partial veil seems to have yellow material on it…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-05-30 10:37:11 PDT (-0700)

It could be yellow volva on the bottom of the skirt. There seems to be rubescent staining in the base of the stem and on the lower stem exterior.

I think L. kauffmanii is probably not going to work as a determination because that species is in sect. Lubricae and lacks a dry membranous skirt on the stem.

The gills look as though they will be free when the cap expands further.

It looks as though part of the skirt is still attached to the gill edges.

Altogether, I think there is good evidence to place this in Amanita. It could be a rubescent taxon in sect. Validae.

Very best,


Thanks Jacob
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-05-30 10:23:08 PDT (-0700)

The attached gills and robust Tricholoma like stature fooled me but I think Amanita is possible, if so probably Limacella?


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