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.

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I remember collecting this one.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-08-14 11:57:07 CDT (-0400)

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 11:56:37 CDT (-0400)

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 15:08:48 CDT (-0400)

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,


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