Observation 72548: Amanita Pers.
When: 2011-07-23
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

This mushroom did not have a sack at its base as in A. bisporigera nor did it show a distinct bulb as in A. brunnescens. I do not recall any distinct smell.

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There is something…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-08 13:04:55 CDT (-0400)

There’s something called “Amanita excelsa var. alba Coker.” The name is invalid (it was used several times prior to Coker’s publication) and the only remaining material in Coker’s herbarium is a spore print (according to Jenkins). This is a possibility. But it doesn’t help much because it is so poorly understood. If there were salmon staining on the stipe, I’d suggest A. salmonescens; but I don’t see such staining (also the spores would be somewhat distinctive…see WAO site).

I don’t think that we can be certain whether this should be placed in section Validae or sect. Lepidella. Do you have any spore measurement data?


By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-08-08 12:40:49 CDT (-0400)

regarding my related obs (see previous comment), my photos seem to show a minutley scaly cap surface, although I do not specifically recall. The cap of the dried specimen is wrinkled with raised areas.

In the last pic…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-07-30 08:12:53 CDT (-0400)

I see edges of something in the area of the bulb. Was the bulb broken? I don’t suppose there was a membranous volva or you would have said something about a destroying angel.


By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-07-29 18:04:27 CDT (-0400)

Hi Dave,

They might be the same. Did you notice any cap warts?

Compare with…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-07-29 10:23:45 CDT (-0400)
I would think…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-07-26 17:55:36 CDT (-0400)

That the big gash in the stem would be showing some red-brown staining if this were rubescens var. alba.


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