Observation 80840: Amanita phalloides (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link

When: 2011-10-26

Collection location: Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Justin Pierce (Mycopath)

No specimen available

I felt a disturbance in the force, then there they were, I was surrounded,“its a trap!”.

under oak
greenish yellow
smelly when older
partial veil
white gills
volva sack

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No it was not,
By: Justin Pierce (Mycopath)
2015-02-04 12:47:58 PST (-0800)

thank you for checking!

Was this in Santa Clara or Santa Cruz County?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-04 12:42:59 PST (-0800)

I just noticed that one of my own observations from south Santa Cruz somehow got moved to Santa Clara Co. in the location info. Just checking.

thank you, wasn’t my best choice in fragrance signature description,
By: Justin Pierce (Mycopath)
2011-10-27 08:45:13 PDT (-0700)

my nose has been kinda clogged the last couple days, there plowing fields out this way, its dusty! so yes you got me on that one. I don’t know why I pout that down… shame on me.

no Im not a resident, I live near by in Corralitos and have friends who live in the Watsonvillain area.

seems like most of the residents stay away from all things mushroom, unless they work for one of the local growers and get to take some home.

but just the same I do try to show as many as I can what they are, because there everywhere.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-27 07:44:10 PDT (-0700)

but phenolic smelling??! That’s a new one on me…

Are you a Watsonville local?

Looks like its time to alert the local media to the reappearance of these potential killers. Especially good to let the local Spanish language papers and TV know about them…before our next poisoning. Maybe they’ll use your fine photo…

Preventative medicine beats post-poisoning IV Silibinin with a oak wood stick!

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-27 07:10:56 PDT (-0700)

That’s a really nice display!

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