Observation 94051: Amanita velatipes G.F. Atk.

When: 2012-05-06

Collection location: Fulton Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)

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Found under Ash.

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It’s nice to see velatipes on MO.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-05-07 16:44:50 CDT (-0400)

It gives me more of a sense of how common it may be and where it grows. I live in the inner coastal plain area of New Jersey. The sandy coastal plain begins very close by; and there are isolated pockets of Pine-Oak Barrens on sandy soil (but not too many) to our north. The Barrens are very interesting collecting areas we see species first described by Murrill from Florida rather frequently. It is not uncommon to collect Amanita subsolitaria (for example). We are far enough north so that A. subcokeri is much more common than A. cokeri. The collections we have of velatipes seem to be from the Piedmont part of the state.


Hot spot
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2012-05-07 15:02:02 CDT (-0400)

I never saw Amanita velatipes hunting around these areas a few years ago, some Amanita species have come and gone around these areas. Amanita cokeri and Amanita daucipes were more prevalent around the areas I hunt just a few years ago, now Amanita velatipes and Amanita jacksonii are more prevalent.

I really enjoy finding velatipes, it makes a nice photo. Usually found underneath Ash or Oak trees in the spring and fall months.

Nice set.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-05-06 16:33:30 CDT (-0400)

Is this a sequence for a single fruiting body? You seem to have what could pass for a velatipes “hot spot.” :-)


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