Observation 98779: Amanita onusta (Howe) Sacc.
When: 2008-08-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I saw this mushroom while hiking in the smokies. It had a bulbous base with sprouting roots and recurved scales. It had a very strong foul odor too.

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Recognized by sight: Appendiculate margin, somewhat large size, recurved scales on base, foul odor

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You’re very welcome, Hilary.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-02-21 20:07:37 PST (-0800)

Rod

Thank you
By: Hilary Hart (Hilary)
2016-02-21 19:49:23 PST (-0800)

for this clarification. I really have been puzzling about this for years. Now I feel great that my first assumption was spot on.

I think that cinereopannosa would have very irregularly formed warts.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-02-21 19:33:50 PST (-0800)

The pointed warts are very typical of onusta. It is a large specimen of onusta, but i think it is quite within the variation of that species. The bulb and its decoration would probably settle the matter more definitively, but we don’t have images from eight years ago.

Good thing that you stuck with this one and kept puzzling about it.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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