Observation 223435: Amanita lavendula group
When: 2015-11-19
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Growing in wooded area under oaks. Two specimens seen and collected.

I am drying them but not sure if I will keep them, the large one was very buggy.

Smell: none noted.
Chemical tests: none made

Staining: no staining observed when the specimen was cut. Browning seen due to insect damage. see photos.

SPORE PRINT: white
Spore Images, sizes: TBD

Cap: smooth, satiny, pale yellow. There have been heavy rains lately and any warts may have washed off.

Gills: white, crowded, free.

Stem: large basal bulb with rim. Complete, draping pale yellow annulus.

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Proposed Names

28% (1)
Eye3
Used references: www.amanitaceae.org
46% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Large rotund basal bulb, yellow cap and ring, Interesting that no odor was detected. Formerly called A. citrina (group).

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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I find these type Amanitas…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-11-20 13:40:39 PST (-0800)

that show no lavender tint. This fall most of the ones I found were like this.

lavender tones
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-11-20 12:04:35 PST (-0800)

I used photoshop to check for lavender tones in the mature specimen photos. (as suggested by R. Tulloss on www.amanitaceae.org. I increased the saturation of both purple and magenta to 100% and saw no change, although lots of magenta and purple showed up in the surrounding leaves.

Amanita lavendula group and smell
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-11-20 11:42:37 PST (-0800)

This morning I still had part of the mature cap under a cup to get a spore print. When I lifted the cup I smelled something “unnatural”. When I sniffed the cap I could vaguely detect something odd but very slight. My sense of smell is not the best.

Thanks for the ID, I will look into it.

Created: 2015-11-20 02:06:09 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2015-11-21 22:59:54 PST (-0800)
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