Observation 62926: Amanita velosa (Peck) Lloyd

When: 2010-02-14

Collection location: Los Osos Oaks State Reserve, near Los Osos, San Luis Obispo Co., California, USA [Click for map]

35.304888° -120.813835°

Who: J-Dar

No specimen available

Common under Quercus agrifolia. Cap color lighter than specimens from the fall.

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Recognized by sight: the pale yellow or white spring coccora might occur in the SLO area, but it would have a partial veil, among other differences.

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I Stand Corrected
By: J-Dar
2011-02-02 21:27:31 EST (-0500)

Thanks for taking the time to correct my ID, and providing the details of why. I’m learning, and I appreciate it. And I don’t eat Amanita’s. After Christian’s name correction of a previous post of A. lanei to calyptroderma I went back thru some old photo’s to look at spring vs fall variants. This was from 2006 and was in my unidentified pile. At the time I didn’t know a partial veil from a volva, just found a cool looking mushroom. A. velosa is new to me, so I’ll keep an eye out for it. Next Amanita post, better photo array, promise. :)

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-02-02 20:34:47 EST (-0500)

Check out the lack of a PV, as Debbie mentioned, plus the stipe is all-white (no cream or yellow tones), and scruffy upper stipe.

Cap color is well within range of A. velosa, and outside the comfortable range for either form of A. calyptroderma

common under live oak.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-02-02 19:42:26 EST (-0500)

it would be nice if you would show the entire mushroom next time; lots goin’ on under the duff there. Amanitas can be tricky to ID, and there’s a big price if you get it wrong, and also choose to eat your mistakes! :(

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