Observation 82875: Amanita polypyramis (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Sacc.

When: 2011-08-27

Collection location: Senguio, Michoacan, Mexico [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

On display at the Senguio Fungus Fair.

Odor unpleasant.

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Proposed Names

44% (2)
Recognized by sight: Large size, southern distribution
Used references: Rod Tulloss

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that a monster!!
By: Jonathan M
2011-11-22 17:51:11 EST (-0500)

and btw i am NOT talking about the girl at all :) amazing find!

Well, A. polypyramis is known as far south (at least) as Costa Rica…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-11-22 05:16:24 EST (-0500)

Amanita polypyramis can get very big…and this species has quite a few of the macrocharacters of A. polypyramis. It’s known to occur in some areas of Mexico…



No I don’t know the species
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-11-21 02:17:48 EST (-0500)

Every year a bunch of really big white ones come into the fair. There are a few different Lepidellas in this area. Some smell like chlorine but the really big one did not.

By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2011-11-20 23:19:56 EST (-0500)

That is the biggest fattest amanita I’ve ever seen. What species? any idea?

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