Observation 51024: Amanita ocreata Peck
When: 2006-04-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: We called this one A. ocreata at the time, but revisiting it – the volva is super thick and rather round (as opposed to the more typical elongation I see), and overall it was a very dense, robust mushroom.

If it was a pale A. phalloides, I think this would be the southermost MO observation for the deathcap.

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-08-22 12:05:28 WIB (+0700)

I’ve seen bulky ocreata before, but it’s the thickness of the volva that really gets me, along with the fact that the cap wasn’t just blushing pinkish, but kinda olive-yellow like you see here.

But I do agree that it looks like a white cap going colored and not vice versa, so I’ll leave it as ocreata until I can revisit the spot someday.

dense and robust fits quite well with some ocreata individuals…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-08-22 09:30:21 WIB (+0700)

and a bit of color on the cap center is not unusual for that species. It looks to me like a white cap that’s coloring, not a colored cap that’s fading.

Ocreata vs phalloides?
By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-08-22 07:59:50 WIB (+0700)

I don’t know about the San Diego variants, but A. Ocreata in Orange Co. (just to the north) were much larger and much more white when I used to live down there (26+ years ago). I never saw any green on A. Ocreata (which doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist), but they did used to age a sordid pinkish.

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