Observation 83835: Amanita citrina f. lavendula (Coker) Veselý

When: 2011-11-17

Collection location: Colonie, Albany Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

42.7056° -73.8429°

Who: Joeshroomin

Specimen available

Found alongside down, rotting pitch pine, in dirt/needle litter. Had been to this location before, first time I’d seen this variety. Only two to be found nearby. Larger had white veil, smaller was still not formed. After being kept in the dark, in cardboard boxes after a week, both had grown quite a bit; caps both broadened and flattened. Now that they are dry the caps are tan/brownish. I wish I had pictures of their mature states.

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Look at these pics
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-12-01 13:07:32 CST (-0500)

2nd down, on the left margin a bit of veil looking much like A. citrina.

Also pic #5 shows the classic “marshmallow bulb”.

The late season also favors A. citrina.

yellow tint
By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2011-12-01 13:03:55 CST (-0500)

not necessarily yellow, but they always seem to have a light neon color. A. citrina looks like it would be bio luminescent (at least A. citrina f. lavendula, which I think is all I find)

By: Joeshroomin
2011-12-01 12:53:45 CST (-0500)

Also, these were completely white, no patches, no yellow tint when I found them. They didn’t change until they dried, and still it was more sandy brown than yellow. Does that help?

Much obliged
By: Joeshroomin
2011-12-01 12:52:02 CST (-0500)

Thanks for the help!

I’m throwing in with Walt and citrina.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-01 12:43:18 CST (-0500)

yellow cast to annulus and floccose cap margin all fit better with citrina than bisporigera.

can’t really see the bulb well, but it appears to be abrupt and without the membranous sac that rises above the bulb in bisporigera.

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