Observation 56423: Amanita persicina (Dav. T. Jenkins) Tulloss & Geml

When: 2010-10-23

Collection location: Fannin Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)

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Saw easily a few hundred of these today, no other Amanita species though, lots of Ps. weilii sharing the same habitat. I have noticed Amanita muscaria var. persicina shares the same habitat as Ps. weilii.

Anyways notice the concentric rings on these guys, they are very pronounced, unlike other collections I have made of this species of Amanita. The color of the pileus is a “champagne” color when completely dry, sometimes showing only a little bit of the original color around the margin or not at all.

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By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-10-24 17:26:14 PDT (-0700)

Yes the bulbs on these are crazy, but I know these are var. persicina. I have observed this species many times with the color pileus as seen in the first picture, it has just been in the sun for a while and the color has faded. I checked another spot today and found more, I will be making another observation so make sure to check it out.

I don’t know why this has such a low %, but it is definitely Amanita muscaria var. persicina.

A crazy year for bulbs…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-10-23 20:59:55 PDT (-0700)

At least in the north, we are seeing very a typical forms for bulbs and volval material associated with bulbs after the drought this summer.

Even taking this into account, var. persicina is supposed to have a relatively undecorated bulb.

From the pictures alone, I don’t think we can go all out for an ID as var. persicina.

Very best,


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