Observation 85005: Amanita rhopalopus Bas
When: 2008-10-13
(38.53° 78.15° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Common, very large mushroom, growing on the ground under mixed hardwood and pine. Sometimes under hemlock. Mostly upland. Fruits July – October in Culpeper.

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let it rain…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-22 18:55:11 EET (+0200)

you have the perfect umbrella!

Haymarket is very close to
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2011-12-22 16:02:24 EET (+0200)

us in Boston, VA. About 30 miles NE or so as the spore drifts.

Hay Market
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-12-22 14:42:02 EET (+0200)

Part of my Dad’s childhood during the Great Depression was spent in Hay Market, VA. Is that close to your base, Penny?

Very best,


it’s hard to control
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2011-12-22 14:29:19 EET (+0200)

the forest elves. Always cutting up!

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-12-22 05:16:38 EET (+0200)

I like Danny’s observation. :-)


The bulb makes me think of Amanita rhopalopus
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-12-22 05:11:56 EET (+0200)

…so I’ll suggest that for starters…

The collapsing partial veils and appendiculate cap margin are what you might expect.

The image of the top of the cap seems a little grainy at top magnification; so I wasn’t really too sure about fine details on the warts, but I don’t think they have eroded sides and fibrous bases like ravenelii.


you don’t have to be little
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-12-22 04:00:33 EET (+0200)

to look up to mushrooms.

Created: 2011-12-22 03:50:27 EET (+0200)
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