Observation 72436: Amanita excelsa (Fr. : Fr.) Bertillon

When: 2011-07-13

Collection location: Aachen, Germany [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found under spruce.

Not sure what these are, grey univ. fragments on the cap, white partial veil, bulbous base, with a thin fragile volva. Seems like the closest I know is A. excelsa? I need to hit the sources later I guess…

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By: Sporulator
2011-07-24 10:42:20 CDT (-0400)

Could be Amanita excelsa var. spissa if: The flesh smells like radish, the bulb is small, only few veil remnants on the (mature) cap, the volva is partially or completely hidden in the ground, flesh turns purple when sulphuric acid is applied.

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