Observation 7589: Amanita vernicoccora Bojantchev & R.M. Davis
When: 2008-05-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This a group of 3 spring coccoras with an ocreata along side for comparison. I thought the coccoras were done after that hot spell we had last weekend, but making my rounds I found them coming up again. 2 of these were a day or 2 old and one (the small one) is fresh. As always, the cap color is cream to yellow, with a solid patch of very white veil material on the cap, and there is no aroma, they have hollow stems with a little cottony material in them. The volva on these is not as prominent as in some I’ve found, but there is no bulb and the stem tapers to a blunt point. I have now examined or collected approximately 200 spring coccoras here in Oak Bottom since the first sprouting on April 20th. I have verified their ID by eating them in several dishes. They are mild tasting and very meaty. What a great place this would be for someone to do a thesis on this subspecies next spring.

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