Observation 74127: Amanita wellsii (Murrill) Murrill
When: 2011-08-14
Herbarium specimen reported

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Recognized by sight: peachy color, fluffy veil and margin, indistinct volva in age

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-08-19 20:52:35 CDT (-0400)

I will send a piece of the large specimen sometime next week.
They didn’t fare all that well well (the were found at the beginning of a long, rainy camping trip and spent a lot of time on the dashboard), but they’re good enough for some applications.

PS I read through the articles on Peck and McIlvaine in that book today… thanks again!

Thanks for the correction, gentlemen.
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2011-08-19 17:18:11 CDT (-0400)

It seems I’m bass ackwards. I think I was thinking of Amanita muscaria var. persicina, also with a peachy cap. Good eyes, Christian.

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-18 01:06:33 CDT (-0400)

with northern distribution (beyond tree line with Alnus in Canada, in subarctic heath on Island of Newfoundland, etc.)

Can you spare a bit of a mature specimen?

Very best,


By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-08-17 23:23:12 CDT (-0400)

This Amanita is more common North of your area.

I was riding in the back of Rick’s pickup
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-08-17 22:25:32 CDT (-0400)

when I spotted them.

Damn you, Christian!
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2011-08-17 19:59:39 CDT (-0400)

Finding rare Amanitas in my neck of the woods! I didn’t think they grew this far up north. Envious!

this is a beautiful collection of an uncommon mushroom
By: Bill (boletebill)
2011-08-17 19:45:34 CDT (-0400)

I’ve only found this mushroom 4 or 5 times in 20 years and twice in the same spot on consectutive years in mid August,

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-08-17 16:07:29 CDT (-0400)

After I left NEMF.

I’m not too hot on Eastern trees yet, but Hemlock, Black Spruce, Yellow Birch, Beech, and perhaps blueberry.

So you found this during NEMF?
By: Bill (boletebill)
2011-08-17 14:02:55 CDT (-0400)

Or on the way out of there? Interesting that you should find this in upstate New York the same day I fould it in central CT. And what was the habitat? Any blueberries nearby?

nice Nita,Christian!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-17 13:50:27 CDT (-0400)

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