Observation 23162: Amanita cinereopannosa Bas

When: 2009-07-13

Collection location: near Levisee Creek Rd., Fayette Co, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

No specimen available

You have the Toad stool the frog stool (see observation #22637) Now you have the newt stool. I have no idea what their doing up there. But when sitting on a mushroom two newt are better than one. I think this is Amanita onusta. It is very close to where several others where found.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:20 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Levisee Creek Road Area Fayette. Co West Virginia’ to ‘near Levisee Creek Rd., Fayette Co, West Virginia, USA’

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Here is some more images of this Amanita
Here is some more images of this Amanita

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that would make it a cinereopannosa, another similar lepidella. way too big for onusta…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-07-14 20:58:57 CDT (-0400)

and cinnereopannosa also has gray powder as its universal veil…

about the size
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-07-14 20:39:27 CDT (-0400)

The newts on top, the largest is about 4 in from head to tail so that would give you some Idea as to how large this is.

excellant! thanks for the extra photos. my lip is zipped re: newt abuse.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-07-14 13:15:57 CDT (-0400)

what was the relative size again?

the gray powder on your button seems more like onusta than cinereopannosa…here’s a link to Rod’s ATBI page, where he also claims that a large onusta can be mistaken for a small cinereopannosa! plus, he shows a button wih a gray veil very similar to yours. i have never seen the button stage of onusta, which does not occur out west. virtual travel is so broadening!


Yes it was dug up
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-07-14 12:52:45 CDT (-0400)

Yes i did dig it up and now that that information is out i hope PETA don’t come after me for destroying the newts hang out. It is a bit diffenrnt than A. cinereopannosa though. IT was cover in a gray powder. Buried beneath this specimen is a little immature one as you can see its covered in a gray powder. I’m not sure it it is A. Onusta but to me they where similar.

did you dig this one up?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-07-14 10:47:53 CDT (-0400)

and is it tiny, or larger than the ones you showed earlier? proximity is no guarantee of what species you have in the field! I have seen white velosas (edible, delicious) growing right next to white ocreatas (deadly, purportedly delicious as well), and they look scarily similar

this could be the curious, July fruiting lepidella called Amanita cinereopannosa. Check out my photo series from NC last year here on MO:

cute newts, tho! ;)

see observation 23153
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-07-14 08:44:24 CDT (-0400)

This was found not more than 10 feet away from observation 23153. There where several in the area. I was showing the critters on top of them. They appear to be newts. I have no idea what kind my newt identification skills are a bit weak

Pictures of the base of the stipe.
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-07-14 08:25:58 CDT (-0400)

Do you have any pics of the base?

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