Observation 25998: Amanita Pers.
When: 2009-09-29
Collection location: Maine, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

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Free white gills and an annulus
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-05 12:04:09 PDT (-0700)

kind of limits the field. Amanita, Lepiota, Leucocoprinus, Leucoagaricus, and immature Agaricus and Coprinus are the main groups that come to mind.

I agree
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2009-10-05 07:40:01 PDT (-0700)

my first impression was that it is not an Amanita.

I don’t think Vaginatae will work for us, in this case.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-10-05 06:43:44 PDT (-0700)

The umbilicate cap is really rare in Amanita. I have never seen it in section Vaginatae. Also, an annulus on the stipe (at present) is unknown in sect. Vaginatae. On the other hand, an annulate species in sect. Caesareae should have a distinct volval sac.

I’m inclined to think that these specimens may not belong in Amanita.

Someone who is more of a generalist than I am might be able to suggest a different genus.

Very best,


By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2009-10-04 23:07:26 PDT (-0700)

There was no sac or bulb to speak of. Yes, there are some lavender tones in the cap, to bad i didnt get a sample.

Herbert, do you have a guess at a section?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-10-04 20:19:29 PDT (-0700)

And do I see lavender in the cap pigments?


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