Observation 10324: Amanita Pers.

When: 2008-09-01

Collection location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: James V. Gallagher IV (lbjvg)

No specimen available

Mixed hardwood woods.

No strong odor. Mild ‘ham’ odor now that you mention it.

White spores.

It has a ‘taproot’ structure that is cut off in the picture but was only a few millimeters longer.



Proposed Names

55% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Looks like a member of section Lepidella
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified. I keyed it as if the vulva were saclike – assuming the saclike portion damaged and no longer visible and arrived at A. phylloides. But that is incorrect. Observation updated to reflect comment below.

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Amanita rhopalopus?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-09-14 16:35:26 BST (+0100)

I think that Amanita rhopalopus is a possibility.


Fixed up the naming a bit…
By: Administrator (admin)
2008-09-02 04:39:11 BST (+0100)

MO doesn’t support section level names. It probably will at some point. For now I just set it up as Amanita sp. and put a comment in the naming.

Lepidella Amanita
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2008-09-02 02:10:06 BST (+0100)

James, Amanita phalloides lacks warts on the cap and has a definite saccate volva. It also is olivaceous green. Your Amanita is in the section of Amanita containing many difficult to identify species. Several of these have an odor of chlorine or of ham.

Created: 2008-09-02 00:15:36 BST (+0100)
Last modified: 2008-09-02 03:14:19 BST (+0100)
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