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Observation 11560: Amanita microlepis Bas

When: 2008-09-24

Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)

No specimen available


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Recognized by sight
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By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2008-09-26 21:10:00 CEST (+0200)

I could go back and collect some if anybodies interested

those rules
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-09-26 19:50:54 CEST (+0200)

Oh, yeah! No amanitas have forking gills…except A. subsolitaria and some others. About gill color: Don’t forget bright yellow in the Caesareae and one Australian lepidella…and bright pink in a lepidella from Oz…and grass green in at least two lepidellas from down under. Amanita gills are free from the stipe…ooops not all the time. When amanitas have truncate short gills and a striate cap margin, the spores are inamyloid…except for most/all? of the section Amidella, which although evolving from something that was probably Lepidella-like, seems to have tried its hardest to make amanitas that imitate the form seen in sect. Caesareae. And on we go until it’s time to say, “Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish.”


the more you know, the more you know how little you know…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-09-25 17:33:25 CEST (+0200)

…amanitas always have white gills, except when they don’t. cafe au lait is a new one on me, but I have personally observed amanita gill colors from pink to cream to yellow. we create the rules, but the shrooms don’t always follow them.

I second Rod’s plea…save the specimen, and validate the sighting! Many IDs, even in hand, turn out to be wrong once put under the scope.

There are at least two North American amanitas with cafe au lait gills…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-09-25 06:11:39 CEST (+0200)

Since I see no blue-green staining on the stipe or bulb (right?), I would eliminate A. pelioma Bas. It could be A. microlepis Bas if that slightly olive-gray-tan tint on the cap’s volva in the lower picture is accurate. If it is an Amanita, it’s in sect. Lepidella and kind of special. I wish there were a dried specimen.


By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-25 06:09:01 CEST (+0200)

Amanita sp.? What is that, some kind of a joke? This mushroom has brown gills. It looks more like one of the more club-footed Agaricus species.

Spore print?