Observation 214231: Amanita magnivelaris Peck
When: 2015-08-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Very large Amanita with egg-like volva, smooth cap. In rich mixed oak wood ner stream.

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Mature (flat) caps from largest specimens.
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Mature (flat) caps from largest specimens.

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Interestingly, the cap margin is lined a bit in the old fb
55% (1)
Eyes3
Used references: Suggested by RET — see the comment

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Comments

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I have the imperssion that the partial veil is thicker than one usually sees…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-08-28 14:25:11 CEST (+0200)

…in destroying angels. If this is correct, then the specimen should be checked for spore shape. Also, I get the impression that the partial veil is a bit more cream colored than the white of the rest of the fruiting body.

If these obervations can be confirmed, then I would suggest the name Amanita magnivelaris. The species is usually reported from further north than Georgia. So I have some hesitation in offering a determination without verification of what I think I see.

A KOH reaction (or failure to get one) and spore size-shape would both give useful evidence,

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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