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When: 2008-09-06

Collection location: McCall, Idaho, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These water-logged Amanitas were collected during the NAMA 2008 Foray and as far as I know they never made it off the presort table. I’m posting them because there were a group and initially looked unique. However, they were also near other Amanitas that were overly dry and appeared similar to the several ambiguous
collections of Amanita muscaria var. ???? that were prevalent at the tables.
I believe there were several schools of thought competing at the ID tables which left me more confused than normal.


Proposed Names

78% (2)
Recognized by sight
27% (3)
Recognized by sight
3% (2)
Recognized by sight: typical muscaroid basal bulb: note concentric rings of volval tissue in second photo. Yah, the color is weird, but these are rotten mushrooms!

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I don’t think that these were JUST waterlogged…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-10-30 09:59:41 PDT (-0700)

They look like they are seriously beyond their prime… I’d say some parts (at least) are decaying…including those very off-white gills.


How about A. crenulata?
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-10-30 08:20:39 PDT (-0700)

The cap color is within the range, and the basal bulb shows neither the gutterlike margin of the panther types nor the concentric rings of muscaria types.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-14 16:16:34 PDT (-0700)

Gill color looks odd, distinctly off-white, but that could be some kind of consequence of the waterlogging.

General appearance resembles A. pantherina, which as you probably know is poisonous.