Observation 44806: Amanita velosa (Peck) Lloyd
When: 2010-04-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 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

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-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)
2010-04-29 16:12:01 PDT (-0700)

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)
2010-04-28 16:52:33 PDT (-0700)

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 14:34:51 PDT (-0700)
Amanita Velosa is the Spring Time Amanita

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