Observation 8907: Amanita brunnescens G.F. Atk.
When: 2008-08-09
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Amanita found in upstate New York. Need help here, I have no idea what it might be. Sorry, on this one the base was lost, it was a little old, and the base had mostly fallen apart, so that feature is unknown.

9/4/2008 – Was able to look at spores on Aug. 30 -

Put a piece of the veil tissue under the scope to look for spores. The micro-shot is of veil tissue at 1000x in Meltzer’s. The spores here are globose and amyloid.

Measuring the spores, I found 14 spores and determined the ave. spore size : length – 8.04 +/- 0.42 (err 0.12) um, width – 7.70 +/- 0.41 (err: 0.12) – q : 1.05 +/- 0.05. The Q is close to 1, the spores are really globose.

Not sure if this helps make the id here…

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: White free gills, looks like an Amanita.
57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Amanita studies web site –
Based on microscopic features: Spores agree at least.

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I’d guess that it belongs in either sect. Phalloideae or sect. Validae.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-09-22 23:42:51 COT (-0500)

In the NE US, it could be Amanita solaniolens….


cap looks like brunnescens…but can’t tell w/out the base.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-11 18:35:38 COT (-0500)

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