Observation 55460: Amanita morrisii Peck
When: 2010-10-13
No herbarium specimen

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Thanks Eric,
By: groundhog
2014-04-18 21:33:45 GST (+0400)

This material has been recieved and accessioned to Rods’ herbarium. We have scheduled it for DNA sequencing.

Thanks everyone.
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-10-15 00:41:19 GST (+0400)

The ring was light gray at first. I brought it home and over the next few hours, the annulus and stipe turned even darker gray. Now the annulus is white on the top and flesh colored on the bottom. The habitat also seems to match perfectly…wet, sandy soil with white and pitch pine.

Amanita morrisii
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-10-14 18:21:23 GST (+0400)

Amanita morrisii has a rather narrow skirt (like this mushroom does) and the bottom of the skirt is pinkish or orangish. In the second picture, I think I see an orangish tint on the underside of the partial veil. I’ll cast my vote with Noah’s proposed ID. The bulb on A. porphyria is very much like the bulb on other taxa in the “citrina” group. The latter group’s members usually have the odor of potato (some say radish) when the broken bulb is smelled. Amanita morrisii often has an apple like odor that is detectable from an unbroken, fresh fruiting body.




dark gray.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-10-14 17:20:31 GST (+0400)

morrisii also has a colored annulus. here’s Rod’s write-up on that species:

Look at the basal bulb in other photos of porphyria and compare with yours…this is not a porphyria.

On the other hand, this isn’t a section amanita either, but a member of the validae. I will change it, but I think that Noah prob. got it right; morrisii is not an amanita that I am familiar with.

But this does
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-10-14 14:11:40 GST (+0400)

have a gray annulus. Hard to see in the pics. Very light gray. The stipe is white above and scaly and gray below.

not porphyria…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-10-14 07:07:37 GST (+0400)

which has a gray annulus and an abruptly bulbous stipe base.

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