Observation 24438: Amanita daucipes (Mont.) Lloyd
When: 2009-08-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Beautiful specimen—look at that well-defined cup! The information is somewhat incomplete (e.g., no gill color or spore print), simply because I didn’t want to uproot this beautiful mushroom and destroy it. I’m hoping we can ID it with the information that I have.

Habitat: Central NJ USA under oaks and conifers
Gills: don’t know. Mushroom was so perfect that I didn’t want to destroy it.
Stem: 6cm long, 1-2cm wide, very distinct cup/bulb at base
Cap: 7cm, estimated 12cm expanded, brown scales on white cap
Spore print color: Don’t know
Bruising: Don’t know
Other information: Lovely specimen

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:17 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Central NJ, U.S.A. under conifer’ to ‘Under conifer, Central New Jersey, New Jersey, USA

Proposed Names

5% (3)
Recognized by sight
-11% (2)
Recognized by sight
77% (2)
Recognized by sight: Also, daucipes is rather common in pine-oak woods in New Jersey.

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somebody has to get the ID ball rolling…;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-18 10:27:38 CDT (-0400)
For the record…
By: tangoking (tangoking)
2009-08-18 01:09:51 CDT (-0400)

…this was Alan Rockefeller’s suggestion:

makes sense. that veil material around the base faked me out…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-17 12:07:12 CDT (-0400)

on closer examination, the base is also radially cracked, another daucipes character mentioned on your webpage, Rod.

digging up the mushroom, heartbreaking tho that might be, shows us more important characters for ID: daucipes is rooting, volvata is not.

BTW, you can dig up an amanita, phototgraph it, and then put it back, and it will still grow and shed spores. most members of the genus Amanita will continue to orient their caps parallel to the ground even after you separate them from their mycelia.

I don’t think this can be in sect. Amidella (volvata group)..
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-17 11:08:32 CDT (-0400)

The volval remnants on the top of what appears to be a large bulb are felted triangles of limbus internus tissues from between the developing stipe and gills or partial veil. I think that I see the volval warts on the cap becoming pink. Does anyone else see this?

I think that this is a species of sect. Lepidella (as tangoking originally proposed).

One possibility (if I’m seeing the pink tint correctly) is Amanita daucipes.


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