Observation 212043: Amanita subsect. Limbatulae Bas
When: 2015-07-31
No herbarium specimen

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Hello, Sarah.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-08-05 20:14:34 PDT (-0700)

When you get a relatively robust specimen like this that suggests a destroying angel and has flocculent material hanging at the cap edge, it is a good idea to scratch the stipe surface and wrap the material in wax paper for an hour or so and then open it and sniff.

You may get an anise odor. If you get an anise odor, the scratched area will probably also turn a red color that I associate with raspberry sherbert.

Those two characters indicate that you have a species of [section Lepidella] subsect. Limbatulae - A. mutabilis.

http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita%20mutabilis

Very best,

Rod

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