Observation 53926: Amanita Pers.
When: 2010-09-28
Collection location: Essex, England [Click for map]
Who: greve
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Amidst woodland. Amanita… ?

[admin – Sun Nov 14 14:13:34 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Essex, United Kingdom’ to ‘Essex, England’

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In most amanitas…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-09-28 20:13:38 CDT (-0400)

(exclude the ones that don’t have a true skin on the cap), the skin (pileipellis) develops before any other part of the mushroom is visible in the egg/button (primordium). In a number of species it is known that the pileipellis develops its pigment (most of the time) before the pileipellis ever sees the light of day. A slug, snail, insect, or something has done us the favor of eating through the volva and pileipellis and into the flesh of the cap. You can see a red cross-section of the pileipellis. Since this is autumn in the UK, we are being treated to the natural color of the pileipellis, then Amanita muscaria is a possibility. If the pigment is the result of a bruising reaction due to cell breakage in the pileipellis, then it’s possible that we’re looking at A. rubescens reacting faster in the pileipellis than in the pileus context.

Very best,


I’d agree with your 1st judgement
By: Steinpilz
2010-09-28 10:50:26 CDT (-0400)

sure looks like Amanita, white gills and bulbous base would be able to tell…

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