Observation 205481: Amanita frostiana (Peck) Sacc.

When: 2015-06-01

Collection location: Tallassee Highlands, Clarke Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)

No specimen available

Cap: 3.5 cm
Stem: 6.5 cm


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Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
46% (2)
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Recognized by sight: Volva forming a marginate “collar” atop the stipe base. See comment.

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This collection also has squarely truncate short gills.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-06-03 22:10:55 CDT (-0500)

Apparently quite a few of them. Amanita flavoconia’s are dominantly NOT truncate. So there iss another reason why this probably isn’t A. flavoconia.

Very best,


At first glance….
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-02 11:09:08 CDT (-0500)

seemed like “flavoconia” may be applied with little hesitation. Although the cap margin is grooved, it is not obvious to me that these are true striations. As a flavoconia matures and the cap context thins/dries marginal grooves may develop. But the one thing that I think strongly leads away from flavoconia (or any of the other similar yellow/orange types from section Validae) is the white marginal collar atop the stipe base.

The basal bulb appears to be partially excavated. Frostiana should have a rotund basal bulb. Seventh photo from the top down shows remnants of an annulus on the stipe.

Stipe surface and annulus seem quite yellow for frostiana. So I’m wondering about this one.

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