Observation 57435: Amanita muscaria var. persicina Dav.T. Jenkins
When: 2010-10-29
Herbarium specimen reported


[admin – Sun Nov 14 14:13:35 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Fannin Co, GA’ to ‘Fannin Co., Georgia, USA

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Mixed Group…maybe…probably.
By: Timoteo (Timoteo)
2010-10-29 19:39:55 CDT (-0400)

The peach color of the pileus seen here made me think persicina. If Amanita muscaria var. persicina is underneath pine-straw and not exposed to the elements then wouldn’t the rings stay intact?

I made some observations of persicina last year and all specimens looked like amerimuscaria, they all had well defined concentric rings (usually 3 rings). The scope work confirmed persicina, those specimens were similar in appearance but I know with Amanita mushrooms appearance can be deceiving.

The only reason I say persicina is because I am always seeing it, I am not accustomed to seeing amerimuscaria so have not seen the variations it can show. Sure books, pictures, websites, etc are great for describing fungi but nothing beats seeing the changes in the field over a period of time.

I really need to get a scope so that I can work on these things myself, anyways here is a specimen (link) that has been called persicina with well defined concentric rings, I am not trying to say you are wrong Rod I am just trying to understand this species more since I encounter it so much.


Your comments help, thanks.


A mixed group?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-10-29 08:46:35 CDT (-0400)

Take a look at the orangest cap with margins folded up (senile fruiting body, I think). Lots of rings on the stipe base in that specimen. Rings are usually uncommon or absent in var. persicina. This caution may apply to other images posted with this observation.


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