Observation 71018: Amanita ravenelii (Berk. & M.A. Curt.) Sacc.

When: 2011-07-05

Collection location: Saleeby-Fischer YMCA, Rockwell, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)

No specimen available

Under Oak – Quercus coccinea and Quercus alba, both were very large trees but there were also some smaller oaks of the same species scattered about.

I didn’t take measurements but this was a large mushroom!

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71% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Looks like fibrils at the base of the warts

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By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-07-22 11:37:09 EDT (-0400)

Someone had come along and destroyed this one. So no bulb. Sorry.

I’m going back ….
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-07-08 12:16:06 EDT (-0400)

I’ll be taking my nephew to the area that this one was found, today and I’ll check to see if this one is still there. If it is I will dig up the bulb and photograph it.

Don’t forget
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-07-07 14:21:29 EDT (-0400)


are you willing to dig up the bulb? …I never was…,

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-07-07 12:32:20 EDT (-0400)

Sorry, I know it takes a lot of work to earn a doctorate so it was out of respect that I addressed you as “Dr. Tulloss”

I seem to have trouble telling these white lepidellas apart.
I was comparing the appearance of the bulb of this observation to the bulbs of the larger specimens in Observation (70445) and they didn’t seem to match. Except for the smaller one, it seems like it could.

Is there something that makes the bulbs vary in shape and size between this species (A. ravenelii)?

I also am getting this one confused with the warts of Observation (71011) – Which is said to be A. cokeri or A. subcokeri.

I think that I should start reading more descriptions!

With all that evidence you should be able to do
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-07-06 18:27:42 EDT (-0400)

this one without a scope. The warts are very distinctive…an eroded mountain sitting on a fibrous pad of hyphae. Hint. Hint. Hint.

And, please, call me “Rod.”


By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-07-06 13:25:52 EDT (-0400)

Found about 10 or so feet away from the location that Observation (70445) was found.

Dr. Tulloss and Martin
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-07-06 13:05:12 EDT (-0400)

Dr. Tulloss:
Thank you for the compliment on my photos! …and I agree that this one must be the same as another that I’ve collected recently.
I saw these last year in the same area but didn’t try to ID them because of my inexperience. Now that I have a scope, I’m becoming overwhelmed with all of my collections! I have a feeling that I’ll be busy this winter.

I did give them a sniff and was not surprised by the musty, “thick” odor that I smelled.
This big guy had a fairly strong smell.

Exciting find!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-07-05 21:27:53 EDT (-0400)

Matt, these were brand new to me last year
Did you give them the sniff test?

Photos are good, Matt.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-07-05 17:17:41 EDT (-0400)

I think you’ve posted an observation of this one recently, Matt. Take a look at the warts at the highest magnification; and see if you agree.

Very best,


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