Observation 210336: Amanita muscaria var. guessowii Veselý
When: 2015-07-16
(45.8042° -77.1356° 200m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: A yellow fist-sized Amanita, isolated, with orange toward the center of the cap. Warts yellow. Base of stipe widens into a bulb and bears concentric rings of warts. Section Amanita seems likely. Could be a fly agaric relative. Different from the big fly agarics that grow on the periphery of a different part of the woods in mid-September though.

In Zone 48 under Pinus/Acer/Abies/Betula.

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My monitor has the same issue
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2015-07-18 11:21:03 EDT (-0400)

All of the photos look like they were taken in very dense fog.

Camera
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2015-07-18 03:21:52 EDT (-0400)

Camera is fine. The in-focus parts of the images (e.g. cap warts in the first one) look pixel-sharp over here. Must be your monitor.

As for “what else could it be”, well, it’s obviously in the A. muscaria group, but I think there may be several North American species. I was just wondering if those had been sorted out yet to anyone’s satisfaction.

Your camera
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-07-17 12:35:36 EDT (-0400)

Your pix look kind of foggy, lacking sharpness in this obs and others. Did you get condensation in your lens?

What else can it be, Paul?
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-07-17 12:32:23 EDT (-0400)

Looks like the typical “yellow amerimuscaria”. According to RET’s website, the warts are supposed to be “pale yellow to pale sordid yellow fading to off-white to cream to sordid cream on exposure, detersile”. See http://www.amanitaceae.org/.... There are enough pix in there showing yellow UV warts on cap.

Differences
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2015-07-17 12:19:14 EDT (-0400)

This had yellow warts, rather than white, and quite a wide basal bulb. The ones I see in September in a different habitat have white warts, are larger, and have a narrower bulb. It seems unlikely that both are the same species…has anyone really sorted out the North American Amanita muscaria group taxa yet?

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