Observation 11395: Amanita Pers.

When: 2008-09-21

Collection location: Mepkin Abbey, Berkeley Co., South Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Leo Heuser (lheuser)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

-61% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: A Field Guide to Southern Mushrooms – Nancy Smith Weber and Alexander H Smith
Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms – Gary H. Lincoff
Mushrooms of North America – Orson K. Miller, Jr.
45% (2)
Recognized by sight: Amanita vaginata must be rejected for this specimen because the observed species has a graying, collapsing volva and not a membranous, white volval sac. Whatever, “vaginata” is, it has a saccate membranous volva. R

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dirt vs. volva
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-09-22 19:21:03 EDT (-0400)

I agree that there is dirt on the very bottom of the stipe; however, there was no volva for you to lose. The volva is partially distributed in graying warts on the cap; and partially left as a gray ring separated from the stem base by an area of white stem. The species is one of the taxa that may be mistakenly called A. ceciliae in North America. I’m not sure I have a record of a pale gray member in this group; but you have found one.


Late to edit this observation….
By: Leo Heuser (lheuser)
2008-09-22 16:15:04 EDT (-0400)

Sorry, I failed to mention when I posted the observation (I was in a bit of a rush) but the ground at the base of this mushroom was hard and dry, so the volva didn’t come up with it. That’s dirt at the base of the stem, not a volva.

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