Observation 25856: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2009-08-06
Who: clancy
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Mainly coniferous woodland with a few Birch trees in the vicinity.

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Recognized by sight: This is a rather robust species with short marginal striations on the cap. That ought to be rather easy to segregate, especially in the U.K. R.

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The striate cap margin…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-10-19 23:04:35 CDT (-0400)

…should eliminate species of sect. Phalloideae under MOST conditions; however, a partially dessicated cap or a cap that for some other reason is very thin in whole or part could have striations and be representative of a species in the Phalloideae.

Very best,

R.

Did you take note of the aroma?
By: kate (kate)
2009-09-27 20:16:46 CDT (-0400)

I found what I believe is an Amanita bisporigera. The stipe from the one I harvested ( In rough shape ) had a distinct smell of a raw potato where I broke it free from the soil. The gills had a rather bad sulphur odor. I am told that this species in indicative of the North East where I live. East of the Missippi river. Perhaps your specimen is an Amanita virosa?

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