Observation 207332: Amanita Pers.

When: 2015-06-21

Collection location: Dark Hollow Falls trail, near mm50 on Blue Ridge Parkway, Madison Co, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.31° 78.25° 294m

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Fruiting in a group on ground, rich organic soil. Caps 4-5 cm.

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That makes a great deal of sense to me, Penny.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-06-24 10:31:37 PDT (-0700)

Very best,


I do not have any Melzer’s reagent
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2015-06-24 05:26:19 PDT (-0700)

I also did not collect samples as I was on National Park property and the trail was busy with Father’s Day hikers. I definitively said “absolutely not” when a child stopped to watch me take the photos and asked if I planned to eat the mushrooms.

Best wishes, Penny
Those striations look pretty robust.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-06-23 16:23:22 PDT (-0700)

Maybe frostiana might be considered as a possibility.

Do you have Melzer’s Reagent, Penny?

Very best,


Hi Penny.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-22 13:52:19 PDT (-0700)

I had the same problem trying to extract an Amanita this afternoon.

Hi Dave,
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2015-06-22 12:44:10 PDT (-0700)

We have been having afternoon showers for several days. Everything very moist. Sorry no stipe base. Penny

I wonder if those lines along the cap margin…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-22 12:26:32 PDT (-0700)

are true striations or merely a development related to fluctuations in moisture content. Looks like a species from the flavoconia group to me, except… those lines. Seeing an entire stipe base would be helpful.

Created: 2015-06-22 11:37:57 PDT (-0700)
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