Observation 63629: Amanita ocreata Peck
When: 2011-01-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Appendiculate and non-striate margin, obscure or absent partial veil, pinkish blush. Growing on loamy soil about 5 feet above level of creek bed, under oak in light leaf litter. ~20 fruiting.

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Used references: Christian Schwarz.
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Recognized by sight: This would be the only record on MO of Amanita section Amidella in California, and that makes me suspicious. The oak habitat and reddish cast to the top of the cap point towards Amanita ocreata.

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Alan, there is an Amidella known from the LA area due to collections of…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-08-21 20:12:10 EDT (-0400)

Greg Wright and, later, me. This species is called Amanita fallax Tulloss & G. Wright nom. prov. on the WAO site.

On the other hand, I think that the material of this observation is more likely to be Amanita ocreata because that species is known to show a pink “blush” (good word) on the cap sometimes.



Very best,


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