Observation 49385: Amanita sect. Phalloideae (Fr.) Singer

When: 2010-07-30

Collection location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available

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backpedalling a bit here
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-01-27 12:59:02 PST (-0800)

after diving a bit into these elliptical spored destroying angels … the PV certainly does not look thick and felty. no spores were checked, no KOH tested.

the shaggy aspect to the stipe mentioned by Tulloss on his webpage is not consistent with descriptions from both Peck and Kuo, and is certainly smooth here.

From Tulloss:

“The pointed base of the stem’s bulb does not separate this species from members of the A. elliptosperma “group.” The spore size and shape is not much help either; however, the very large, felted ring and the floccose stem are very distinctive characters that are useful in the field and in the laboratory."

I would say not enough data for a specific ID.

Thank you, Eva.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-07-31 06:30:00 PDT (-0700)

Based on Eva’s input, I vote for magnivelaris.


it was
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2010-07-30 16:04:52 PDT (-0700)
thick and felt-like skirt
The vertical sides of the sack…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-07-30 15:28:29 PDT (-0700)

and the possibility that the base of the stem may be more conical than round, suggest to me that this might be one of the ellipsoid spored death caps. That’s why I asked the questions I asked.


By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-07-30 14:47:39 PDT (-0700)

How would you describe the skirt on the stem? Was it thicker than usual in Amanita bisporigera? Did it seem like a thin membrance? Or like a somewhat thickened and felt-like skirt? Can you give us a feeling for the size?


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