Name: Amanita brunnescens G.F. Atk.
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Amanita brunnescens

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: G.F. Atk.

Citation: Proc. Am. philos. Soc. 57: 354 (1918)

Deprecated Synonyms: Amanita brunnescens var. pallida L. Krieg, Amanitina brunnescens (G.F. Atk.) E.-J. Gilbert


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Amanitaceae

Genus: Amanita

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Commonly known as the Cleft-foot Amanita or the Brown Blusher, Amanita brunnescens is common mycorrhizal basidiomycete fungus in the eastern hardwood forests of North America. It is recognized by the brown staining flesh and it’s bulbous stipe. The bulb frequently has vertical splits (clefts) in it. The cap color varies from white to brown. The stipe is generally white or whitish often with brown stains.

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