Observation 24026: Amanita Pers.

When: 2009-08-05

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

LBM in Zone 38. This was in a grassy area under mixed hardwoods and jack pine, with chanterelles and a couple other mushroom species nearby.

The dribbles of yellow goo are from a slug I removed from the gills to take the gill shot. (Eeeeuw.)

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Recognized by sight: Amanitopsis subgenus

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in lieu of complete information we go by gestalt…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-08 02:30:52 NZST (+1200)

as noted, the look of the cap sez grisette (umbo, striations, bi-colored) and of course no annulus, and the sac is assumed to be buried (did you dig the whole mushroom up?)

gills in this example aren’t really free, but narrowly attached; however, not all amanitas play by “our” rules! some amanitas have attached gills, despite what our field guides state. and sometimes we can project upon our mushrooms what it is that we want or expect to see…

Yes, I think this belongs in sect. Vaginatae…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-08 00:10:49 NZST (+1200)

Because the staining of the sac (as well as the general shape and size of the sac) can be quite valuable in determining species among the N. American orangish to fulvous species of the Vaginatae, we really need an image of the sac in this case.


By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-07 14:11:35 NZST (+1200)

the base cannot be seen. But all other features point to subgenus Amanitopsis. You have the striped margin of the cap, the color of the cap is too within the range of the normal with darker in the centre, then you have free gills and no ring which is absent in this subgenus and a long slender fragile stalk that even can get hollow inside … we would need a pic of the bottom of the stipe to assure if there is a bulb or not …

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-07 14:05:53 NZST (+1200)

makes you think Amanita? For one thing, there’s no sign of veils here — no warts, no ring, no stuff on the cap margin, and no cup, rim, or similar feature at the base.

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