Observation 223351: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2015-11-16

Notes: Fruiting beneath young Douglas fir saplings-in alder leaf litter.

Collected two specimens to dry for spore analysis and microscopy.

NOTE: No striations or normal amanita ridged margin. Completely smooth capped from center to margin.

Gills: Exhibit a small amount of pink colorations, especially toward the stem/gill apex.

Base: No visible saclike vulva(A.ocreata), or unusually large base(A.bisporigera).

Smell: like fish. Reminiscent of a R. xeramphelina that has gone south.

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12% (3)
Recognized by sight
-20% (4)
Recognized by sight
65% (4)
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Recognized by sight: Veil remnants around the pileus margin

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lots of oddball traits with this mushroom
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-03-02 05:33:31 AEDT (+1100)

application of KOH to the cap would’ve ruled out (or in) ocreata.

“fishy” leps or destroying angels? that’s a new one on me! maybe just rotten, a commonly encountered older amanita odor.

both ocreata and even phalloides can sometimes show an appendiculate margin.
see Nathan Wilsons’ photo of ocreata here on MO. I have photos of appendiculate phalloides.

the bulb is quite typical for ocreata; pinkish gills/stipe apex not so much. BUT ocreata can show pink tones on the cap; maybe other places, too?

the thin UV of ocreata can collapse onto the stipe.

I think that your first guess, Drew, was the correct one.

It was my impression that lepidella diversity is quite low in the PNW, and in fact only smithiana and silvicola have been documented there.

What does Jan Lindgren say about it?

Found something very similar last week.
By: Rand Workman (Ranmofod)
2015-11-19 18:09:53 AEDT (+1100)

Totally smooth on top, edge of grass, under Pseudotsuga menziesii. I settled on A. silvicola but not much to back it up. I’m gonna track your obs.
Thanks, Best of luck.

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