Observation 213893: Amanita farinosa Schwein.

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Recognized by sight: Two possibilities are A. pachysperma and A. virginiana.
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I used to post names as I was posting pictures
By: Stephen Russell (Mycota)
2015-08-24 22:53:36 PDT (-0700)

when I took all of my field shots with a DSLR. It is easy if I have all my pictures on my CPU to upload. But from my cell I would have to upload all of the pictures to the cloud, download them on my CPU, and then upload them individually on MO in order to do that. I live in a very rural area and am bandwidth limited, so that is another reason it is not ideal for me.

Okay, Stephen.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-24 22:40:20 PDT (-0700)

My own approach is often similar. I take loads of photos and use MO as a resource for getting ideas about the IDs. But if I have an idea to begin with, I post it as an ID proposal.

Trouble is…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-08-24 22:35:32 PDT (-0700)

I didn’t blow up the pic to see the details. It looked like a garden variety gray grisette in the thumbnail photo. Second, being familiar with the species would have been helpful. I’ve never seen farinosa in the flesh.

When uploading pictures from my cell phone…
By: Stephen Russell (Mycota)
2015-08-24 22:33:22 PDT (-0700)

it is easier to not assign a name to each of them as I am uploading them. It would take a lot longer to put the names in on my cell. I upload the cell shots, take secondary color-corrected DSLR pictures, and work on the names when I get an accounting of what herbarium specimens I am saving.

Having some of the names already in place from others makes the process even easier.

Oh, it’s pretty clear to me…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-24 22:30:57 PDT (-0700)

this is a sorta “show and try to tell” game, with partial information the star of the show.

Actually, this particular observation was a good one, because farinosa is such an oddball within section Amanita, but the combination of color, long striations, and grainy cap surface is presumably enough info for one to ID this species. Those little grayish Caesars I had mentioned match in all respects except for the ample uv deposits covering most of the cap.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-08-24 22:12:35 PDT (-0700)

Sometimes I think Mycota is doing this on purpose. :-) He already knows what some of his mushrooms are, but posts them as “fungi”, with ambiguous pix that provide insufficient info, to really make us guess at what these things could be. :-)

Seeing the stipe base would have been helpful.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-24 21:55:56 PDT (-0700)

But the generous uv deposits on the cap do point rather strongly toward farinosa.

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