Observation 71892: Amanita ravenelii (Berk. & M.A. Curt.) Sacc.

When: 2011-07-15

Collection location: Saleeby-Fischer YMCA, Rockwell, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)

Specimen available

Under Quecus alba, Quercus coccinea, Liquidambar styraciflua

I measured the cap but forgot to write it down….I’m thinking around 20 or so centimeters

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RE contest
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-07-24 01:28:02 CDT (-0400)

You’ll need to either use the largest dimension (cap or stem) or have separate contests for cap and stem size (for simplicity I suggest …horrors…including the bulb length in the stem lenght… but just for this purpose). :-)

Careful collectors may be able to win with A. magniradix or A. smithiana.

If there were a bulb weight contest, then I’d have my money on ravenelii.

There is something out there in eastern North America that turns out amanita buttons around a sort of “sclerotium-like” mass…which may be a very, very large button for which the cap (or caps??) is (are) minute at an early stage and not easily found.

I have only seen this latter phenomenon at the 1984 NEMF in Glassboro, NJ.

Very best,


Slightly better focus on the two cap shots might have shown fibrils
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-07-24 01:22:29 CDT (-0400)

I see somesort of radial pattern on/around warts. I’ll agree with Walt on the ID.

very best,


By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-07-22 12:05:51 CDT (-0400)

I did not check for fibrils at the base of the warts.
I was excited about the size of the mushroom and forgot to check that.

This mushroom did appear (to me) to be the same as other A. ravenelii observations.

and nice button!

Good entry Patrick
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-07-22 11:04:06 CDT (-0400)

that thing is enormous!

OK, here’s my entry
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-07-22 10:08:32 CDT (-0400)

for the biggest BUTTON:


— Patrick

P.S. By the way, were there fibrils at the base of the warts?

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-07-21 11:35:06 CDT (-0400)

Cool idea to start a contest Martin!
I’d like to see the other large Lepidellas out there!

….the Herbarium specimen I have is just a small piece of the cap. I didn’t want that whole thing stinking up my room!

I hereby propose a contest…,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-07-21 09:22:41 CDT (-0400)

Whomever can find the biggest Lepidella is the winner! But you have got to measure it. Matt, you are currently the world leader.

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