Observation 33799: Amanita muscaria var. “formosa” sensu Thiers
When: 2008-09-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes:

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:51 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Grays Harbor Co., WA, USA’ to ‘Grays Harbor Co., Washington, USA

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a bit more exposure on that volva would’ve helped…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-02-19 15:58:44 PST (-0800)

but I count two rings and the suggestion of a third, which does indicate a muscaroid rather than gemmatoid amanita.

I don’t think so…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-02-19 13:29:55 PST (-0800)

I don’t think more resolution will help in this case…

Maybe another person will have a different opinion.

R.

Could be…
By: Dan K. (Dan K.)
2010-02-19 09:18:25 PST (-0800)

Very interesting, I never knew that. I noticed it did look to be a deeper yellow than the other A. gemmata pictures that I posted. Would it help to identify it if I posted the full resolution pictures? I’m glad I dug through my old pics to post them here. Good spot on that one Rod.

another option…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-02-19 05:12:52 PST (-0800)

In the photo in which the top of the bulb is exposed in the soil, it seems to me that the volval remnants on the bulb are organized in what may be rings around the lower stem and the upper part of the bulb. Given this and your geographic location, it is possible that this specimen is a yellow color variant of the Eurasian Amanita muscaria. This mushroom is known (from genetic studies) to exist in SW Canada and the Pacific NW of the U.S.

R.

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