Observation 54239: Amanita variicolor Y. Lamoureux nom. prov.

When: 2010-09-30

Collection location: Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

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To the person who votes down my suggestions
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-09-23 19:11:08 PDT (-0700)

I’m not impressed. I think a good feature would be not to allow people to ‘vote down’ without a helpful comment to go with it. It looks like I have my very own troll here at MO. I must be doing something right then. :)

Sincerely, Herbert

Zonate pileus
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-10-01 07:57:48 PDT (-0700)

That cap appears to be zonate on this species and the color over the umbo has a red or orange tint to the brown to my eyes. These characteristics segregate the species from borealisorora. The cap pigmentation is a bit like that of Amanita sp-GSM7 that I know from the Smokies and from the NJ Pine Barrens in a pine plantation. The colors don’t look quite the same, however.



Being able to see the stem base would help. The volva in borealisorora leaves a ring of inner limb tissue on the lower stipe that turns quite dark. In the case of sp-GSM7, the volva is white and saccate.

Very best,


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