Observation 32925: Amanita ocreata Peck
When: 2010-01-29
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Under coast live oak near an Amanita velosa (which also has a white form), and why eating amanitas, for most, is not recommended.

BTW, you can see this beauty at the Pt. Reyes Fungus Fair on Sunday.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:01 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Oakland Hills, Alameda CO, California’ to ‘Oakland Hills, Oakland, California, USA

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note appendiculate cap margin, unusual in Amanita section Phalloides.
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Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: white amanita with a bulbous base and membranous volva; cap slightly tan in center. note appendiculate margin and disappearing annulus!

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Beautiful,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-01-29 21:51:02 EST (-0500)

The Genus Amanita produces some of the most beautiful fruit bodies in the Fungi Kingdom, I wish I could make it to your fungus fair, at least I can see the collections here!

not tall so much as fat…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-29 20:46:02 EST (-0500)

they can get quite ponderous for an amanita.

some are also quite delicate and slender.

Nice find Debbie,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-01-29 17:36:21 EST (-0500)

How large does this species get?

first Amanita ocreata collected by me this season.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-29 15:52:46 EST (-0500)

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