Observation 10178: Amanita elliptosperma G.F. Atk.

When: 2008-08-29

Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: We have a number of choices here — as is described under the name “elliptosperma” on the Amanita Studies website. The reason I picked elliptosperma over "A. bisporigera_ is that the volval limb is rather tall and is standing up vertically (roughly parallel to the stipe. Also, the exposed gills seem pink in some of the photos. Microscopically, the spores of A. elliptosperma are (guess what) ellipsoid as opposed to the mostly subglobose spores of bisporigera.
Used references: see above-mentioned web page

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The color
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2008-09-01 11:30:21 PDT (-0700)

The cap was white and had a bit of a pinkish hue in there, the gills were white as was the rest of the mushroom.

Is color true in these shots…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-30 07:51:58 PDT (-0700)

…or just artifact of light? What’s up with that bluish cap? And I’m not getting pink from the gills…certainly a amanita in section phalloides, though. Got scope, to check out the spores?

Created: 2008-08-29 19:50:03 PDT (-0700)
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