Observation 76153: Amanita sect. Phalloideae (Fr.) Singer
When: 2011-09-11
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: At first I thought “submaculata”, on account of the well developed “ball gown” annulus, and the strong fruity odor. But the basal structure does not match submaculata. Also, the fruity odor had a somewhat medicinal component.

Fruit body was fragile. It fell apart upon harvesting. I think I got all of the stipe base out of the ground. Photo shows what I believe to be a reconstruction of the basal structure. Cap is non striate. Solitary specimen on a lawn under Shortleaf Pine.

Proposed Names

30% (2)
Recognized by sight
Based on chemical features: Amyloid spores

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
I remember collecting this one.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-08-14 17:57:07 CEST (+0200)

The mushroom was post-mature and not in the best of condition. I was a bit perplexed by the brassy color on the cap. Basal structure was weathered and seemed ambiguous to me.

Collected in a location where I later made collections of brassy-colored bisporigera types.

Thanks Dave,
By: groundhog
2013-08-14 17:56:37 CEST (+0200)

This material has been accessioned to Rod’s herbarium.

It would be nice if someday we could…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-08-13 21:08:48 CEST (+0200)

get DNA from this specimen.

Very interesting. The stench at present is pretty much like a mixture of old bisporigera and steamed mussels or fish soup.

Not really pleasant at this stage.

Very best,


Created: 2011-09-12 19:14:33 CEST (+0200)
Last modified: 2013-08-14 17:52:45 CEST (+0200)
Viewed: 68 times, last viewed: 2017-02-04 15:08:04 CET (+0100)
Show Log