Observation 61399: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2010-12-27
No herbarium specimen

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My apologies on not getting the other side photos
By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-12-28 22:14:08 CST (-0500)

However, the colour is pretty much right on with this one.
Unfortunately (as you know, with the current weather conditions) that little one
won’t be around by tomorrow morning. I’m pretty sure it’s being washed into a ravine at this very moment.

I think that all of the “wild” guesses here…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-12-28 21:57:38 CST (-0500)

are in large part because this little amanita is reminding us of many different, vaguely vaginate amanitas, but is not quite a perfect fit to any.

in fact, if i could just change the color, I’d probably call it velosa w/out question. it would sure be nice to be able to see all of it, tho…;)

Oh wow
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-12-28 21:47:57 CST (-0500)

I just realized that I proposed section Amidella
I didn’t mean to do that – damned autocomplete did it.

For the record, I never thought this was an Amidella

By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-12-28 21:42:59 CST (-0500)

I see we are all of one mind here :)

I guess I could have done a better job in getting some upskirt shots of this one.


I don’t think so…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-12-28 21:18:24 CST (-0500)

altho the cap color is similar. the veil and stipe are too flocculent.

I don’t recall seeing an annulus
By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-12-28 16:59:24 CST (-0500)

But I was so taken with the beauty of that mushroom, I didn’t want to pluck it so I never did look completely at the underside.

The stipe
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-12-28 15:54:51 CST (-0500)

is scaly, and there doesn’t appear to be an annulus.

In A. calyptratoides, there should be an annulus (there might have been one here, Tom do you remember?), and the stipe should be smooth and pale cream, like a ‘tallow candle’.

Considering that both A. velosa and A. novinupta have been fruiting from SC to Salt Point recently, I think Eric’s guess deserves some thought – Good match superficially considering the scaly stipe, apparent lack of an annulus, and ’hen’s egg brown’ color.

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