Observation 95509: Amanita canescens Dav. T. Jenkins

When: 2012-05-25

Collection location: Thonotosassa, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Josh M.K. (suchen)

No specimen available

A decent cluster of these popped up around live oak, slash pine, and sabal palm. Is it difficult to get to species in section Lepidella?

Proposed Names

45% (2)
Recognized by sight: White with pyramidal brownish warts and funky/awesome bulb.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: the cracked/vertically split bulb on this critter does show orange staining.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Thanks, team!
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2012-05-26 19:01:57 CDT (-0400)

I appreciate the comments.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-05-26 11:17:45 CDT (-0400)

“Is it difficult to get to species in section Lepidella?”

Yessir, it sure is, especially in the East.

But even w/out a firm ID, they sure are a fun and dramatic amanita find.

You might consider
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-05-25 23:57:57 CDT (-0400)

Amanita canescens. If you encounter this again, see if gently rubbing the stipe with you thumb will cause surface fibers to turn yellow orange or pinkish orange.


Very best,


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