Observation 97430: Amanita brunnescens G.F. Atk.

When: 2011-08-07

Collection location: Adirondacks, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cory Zanker (cz27)

No specimen available


dark red/maroon, 2-4 inches tall, growing under leaf litter, near seventh lake (fulton chain lakes), wet wooded area.

Proposed Names

30% (2)
Recognized by sight
-16% (4)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: Radiating streaks on the pileus and reddish brown staining on the stipe.

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By: Cory Zanker (cz27)
2012-07-04 22:08:29 CDT (-0400)

should be really helpful in the future. i’ll definitely pick the next one for some more detailed shots.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-07-03 16:29:40 CDT (-0400)

is a good starting point. A.muscaria is usually orange or yellow in the Adirondacks. It cn also be white. A. pantherina (and related species) are tan or brown but can be whitish. A.muscaria usually has 2 or 3 bands at the lower stipe. A. pantherina has a booted volva (like the top of a sock)

For identification of Amanitas try to pick one and photograph the base of the stem.

tricky one
By: Cory Zanker (cz27)
2012-06-15 21:07:58 CDT (-0400)

any advice for distinguishing between amanita pantherina and amanita muscaria? i’m having trouble seeing the difference in photos.

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