Observation 77298: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2011-09-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I’m not sure what mushroom it is. Amanita is closest that comes to my mind. It must be poisones. Mushroom was 1 feet tall with cap diameter about 8". These 2 mushrooms were standing by themself, without many similar around. Day observed – 9/25/2011; oaks, maples, poplars are dominant trees in this location.

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better be safe than sorry
By: StanP (stanp)
2011-09-27 10:25:56 CDT (-0400)

I picked mushrooms with mom from childhood. She always told – pick only mushrooms that we know. Amanitas were always commented as No-no.

Not all Lepidella are poisonous
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-09-27 09:28:49 CDT (-0400)

From Dr. Tulloss’ Amanitaceae.org, description of section Lepidella:

“All toxic species known from this section contain an amino-acid toxin (allenic norleucine) that has significant destructive impact on both the liver and kidneys of humans.”

So some are non-toxic — I had read this originally as “All are toxic …” In any case, it’s another reason to be absolutely certain of ID with Amanita.

Not all Lepidellas are toxic
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-09-27 05:17:24 CDT (-0400)

Some are sold in markets in China.

poisonous
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-09-26 22:08:17 CDT (-0400)

These are poisonous – and beautiful. Now that you know what they are, you will see them in other places and every year.

and always a bit different.

You are right.
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-09-26 21:51:13 CDT (-0400)

These are poisonous – and beautiful. Now that you know what they are, you will see them in other places and every year.

didn’t smell it
By: StanP (stanp)
2011-09-26 14:58:02 CDT (-0400)

Since I didn’t have intention picking it – didn’t smell it.

Did they smell musty, or kind of like bleach?
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-09-26 14:18:12 CDT (-0400)

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