Observation 44806: Amanita velosa (Peck) Lloyd

When: 2010-04-25

Collection location: San Benito Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Rob Morris (albolutely)

No specimen available

Striate cap edge, single lg wooly white shroud from universal veil, pithy center, white stalk and gills, light caramel cap, large firm volva and stalk.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:30 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘San Benito County, CA’ to ‘San Benito Co., California, USA


note pith at center…
striate edge and 1-piece veil remnant on caps…

Proposed Names

-40% (3)
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified, word of mouth from Marjorie at ffsc…
86% (4)
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Used references: Got an id from amanitarita- she knows a tad more than we…I thought springtime amnita, or calyptroderma, she says amanita velosa- I bow to her experience…

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-04-30 01:12:01 CEST (+0200)

Even an already-warm climate is clearly feeling the effects of anthropogenic global warming.

We’re seeing the same thing here with false morels, and with flowers and other non-fungal seasonal things, though this area is NOT a warm-climate area. If anything the effects are stronger here.

“spring time amanita” is the old school name…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-04-29 01:52:33 CEST (+0200)

and not as valid as it once was.
velosas have been appearing here in the San Francisco Bay Area as early as November! Earlier and earlier every year that I have been documenting them (for at least the past 15).

Mostly, for a common name, we just call them velosas, hold the amanita part.

Scientific vs common name
By: Steve Rogers (srogers)
2010-04-28 23:34:51 CEST (+0200)
Amanita Velosa is the Spring Time Amanita

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