Observation 32349: Amanita crenulata Peck

When: 2009-09-12

Collection location: Oneida Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eric Smith (esmith)

No specimen available

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Well, it probably isn’t
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-11-18 18:55:08 PST (-0800)

A. gemmata. Outside of the region it was found, the cap wasn’t viscid, and it’s smaller than the stated lower limit. It however matches the habitat size, and general description of A. crenulata very well, including the powdery veil remnants on the cap and around the bulb’s shoulder.

I’ve collected Amanitas like these before that that had a slightly rooting bulb making them a little turnip shaped. The shape seems atypical and I’m guessing it’s because the sand is less compacted in these spots.

Either A. crenulata is somewhat variable in size and color, or there are “look-alikes”.

stem base
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-11-18 18:27:23 PST (-0800)

The base of the stem really does not look like A. crenulata to me.

But if RET thinks so I guess its possible.

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2010-11-18 09:58:23 PST (-0800)

Nice looking specimen bro!

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-18 09:57:09 PST (-0800)

That is tiny! And perfect!

By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-01-22 18:27:29 PST (-0800)

No, they’re not quite that big! This is obviously a diminutive Amanita.

Thanks, for the A. gemmata proposal, Alan. I had no idea they could be that small.

How big are your hands?
By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-01-21 17:49:58 PST (-0800)

Either you have giant hands or that’s the smallest amanita I’ve ever seen!

Pretty cool.

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