Observation 79324: Amanita flavoconia group

When: 2011-07-09

Collection location: Hawn State Park, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

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Be sure what you have
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-10-12 13:58:36 -05 (-0500)

I haven’t really investigated edibility of A. flavoconia, was mostly emphasizing that EVERY feature should match before anyone even considers eating an Amanita. Lack of a big, white volva on what you THINK is A. jacksonii means “Throw it out!”

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-10-12 13:49:34 -05 (-0500)

Amanita flavoconia is probably edible. A few people on the internet have tried it and reported it was fine. It is commonly eaten in Mexico and where it is often seen in the markets. Amanita section Validae contains several edible species. I am not aware of any poisonings due to eating cooked mushrooms from this section. In addition, it looks close enough to muscaria and jacksonii that if it was toxic, there would be many reports of it by now.

This is NOT American caesar
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-10-12 08:26:35 -05 (-0500)

This is NOT Amanita jacksonii, the American caesar mushroom. That one grows from a LARGE white volva. PLEASE DO NOT experiment with this family if you cannot tell these two apart.

READ this posting — it elaborates upon what you are risking:


By: arcarsenic (arcarsenic)
2011-10-11 18:32:15 -05 (-0500)

from what ive read, David Arora claims you can eat it, just be sure that what you’re eating is in fact an American Ceasar and not a death cap or A. Muscaria . Ive even eaten Muscaria’s and they were fun!

A. flavoconia is NOT edible
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-10-11 15:38:04 -05 (-0500)

Few Amanita are edible, and some are DEADLY, so I would not recommend that you experiment with this family.

By: arcarsenic (arcarsenic)
2011-10-11 15:26:12 -05 (-0500)

Have you ever tried eating these? I want to try them but im a little nervous to eat an Amanita.

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