Observation 54147: Amanita daucipes (Mont.) Lloyd
When: 2010-09-30
Who: dial8
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found along roadside on an embankment. Growing from enriched soil with a covering of pine needles

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Used references: National Audobon field guide

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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By: dial8
2010-10-01 09:48:32 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for all the help, you two! :bow:

Good idea to look at both pages…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-09-30 19:41:39 PDT (-0700)

The page for Amanita cinereopannosa is


You should be able to go to any taxon page you want without the directories…if you wish to do so. The URLs are all formed in the same way.

Very best,


Ah yes
By: dial8
2010-09-30 19:34:16 PDT (-0700)

I definitely see the difference in those photos after clicking the names. And the link ret gave definitely helped. The field guide I used is lacking in this regard. The picture in my field guide of cinnereopannosa and the fact that it was missing daucipes all together really misled me.

Thanks for all the help,

you can also…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-09-30 19:15:03 PDT (-0700)

click on both names and get a spectrum of photos of each amanita here on MO.

both daucipes and cinnereopannosa are from a very large and difficult to ID group of amanitas…the lepidellas. Even the experts can have a hard time with these….but both cinnereopannosa and daucipes are thankfully quite distinctive.

go ahead and read both of their descriptions (looking for the differences) on Rod’s site, and look at their photos, and decide for yourself.

easy, huh?

then try and separate cokeri vs subcokeri, or any of the other large, white, warty, rooting, amorphous lepidellas of the east, in all of their intraspecific maddening variability…

good luck! sometimes, it’s enuf to make grown women weep…

Here’s the link…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-09-30 14:31:09 PDT (-0700)


There’s a brief description (tab) and a technical description (tab) and illustrations all at a single URL.

…and I especially like the “out of the ground” pic at the bottom.

Very best,


Just curious
By: dial8
2010-09-30 14:00:23 PDT (-0700)

No this specimen was not dried. So what leads you guys to believe it is indeed a daucipes? Its hard for me to find information on that species and my field guide does not even list it. So, using the field guide,I found the best fit specimen. I’m not disagreeing at all I’m just curious and would like to be able to make these subtle differentiations on my own.

Just in case…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-09-30 13:54:33 PDT (-0700)

Sometimes “no herbarium specimen” doesn’t mean “no herbarium specimen.”

Was this specimen (by any chance) given a chance to mature and then dried?

Very best,


not cinnereopannosa…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-09-30 13:31:44 PDT (-0700)

maybe daucipes?

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