Observation 24840: Amanita virginiana (Murrill) Murrill

When: 2009-08-28

Collection location: Salmon River State Forest, Westchester, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

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This has to be one of the smallest amanitas that I know.

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It was great
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-08-31 15:13:43 PDT (-0700)

to have Rod at the COMA foray this past weekend, we had a great collection of amanitas and thank to Rod we had names (or numbers) for them.
When I was down in CT two weeks ago I saw another small amanita, A. farinosa but we didn’t find it last weekend.
A. pachysperma was a nice find, I don’t see it often. We also had A. subsolitaria which is rare in central CT.

totally cool amanita, Noah! A penny for your thoughts…;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-31 15:00:39 PDT (-0700)
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-08-31 14:53:10 PDT (-0700)

I reached into my pocket to see if I had anything to add for scale and found this penny. (it was from 1947)
Most of the time I don’t add anything for scale unless it’s very large or small…

If the viewer looks closely…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-31 14:47:32 PDT (-0700)

…at the stem, he/she will see a faint remnant of the small, skirt-like partial veil of A. virginiana. At COMA foray last weekend, we had the pleasure of seeing one collection each of A. virginiana and the equally tiny A. pachysperma (a species that is gray with a dark gray center).

Very best,


Smallest Amanita
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-08-31 08:19:31 PDT (-0700)

I’ve ever seen. I’m curious Noah: do you always carry a wheat-backed cent to add scale to photos? Last one of those I found in change was several months ago.

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