Observation 217255: Amanita polypyramis (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Sacc.
When: 2015-09-27
(38.53° 78.15° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Fruiting on ground under loblolly pines. Coated with powdery white substance. It had rained the previous day. Very large, caps up to 25 cm diameter.

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You’re welcome, Penny.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-29 15:39:42 PDT (-0700)

I hear that the 2016 NAMA foray will be in the neighboorhood of Front Royal…not too distant from Culpeper County.

Very best,


Thanks! The powder reminded
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2015-09-29 15:03:52 PDT (-0700)

me of powdered sugar.

The large cap size with small powdery warts is another hint that this is …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-29 14:41:36 PDT (-0700)
The rings of very small warts around the top of the subglobose bulb…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-29 14:39:01 PDT (-0700)

is pretty strongly suggestive of A. polypyramis of which we just saw several at the NAMA 2015 foray in western North Carolina.

Very best,


Created: 2015-09-29 13:25:35 PDT (-0700)
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