Observation 23919: Amanita rhopalopus Bas

When: 2009-08-03

Collection location: Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

No specimen available

Found growing up hill sides of mixed woods It is time for the giant Amanita
to pop up They are every where. Im just waiting for the Nome to show up. There are several of these giants that are distinctly different and when i get back to the lake area i plan on studying them further.

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Recognized by sight: found growing under mixed woods
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big mushroom
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-04-19 10:52:47 PDT (-0700)

or tiny dog?

yes very common this year
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-08-03 18:18:50 PDT (-0700)

Im finding some smell different from others but all have that chemical tone to it,sort of like bleach. They are fruiting like crazy right now more than I have ever seen in the past. I’m also finding Chanetrelles near patches of these so i have been using them as an indicator of them.

Yes looks like A. rhopalopus.
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-08-03 13:28:34 PDT (-0700)

Beautiful Amanita, these are out in force in the south at the moment.

What do you think they smell like? I think they smell like sweet chlorine.

Tons of these here in GA.

Nice dog to.

Created: 2009-08-03 09:27:50 PDT (-0700)
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