When: 2008-09-29

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Greyish warts on a pale cap with a reddish center. Yellowish stem and ring, with white freeish gills.

These were scattered in meadow near the mossy pine forest, near Cladonia cristatella (obs. 11696).

First photo: observation thumbnail derived from a photo of specimen two.
Next two photos: a damaged specimen a bit bigger than my hand.
Next three: another similar-sized specimen, fresher. Ring still partly present on stem.
Next two: a specimen the size of a tea saucer! In the wide-angle view, the grey stick behind the mushroom is a small tree sapling. This was easily twice as wide as either of my hands.

This Amanita keys out to “many possibilities” at MushroomExpert.com.

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Proposed Names

4% (2)
Recognized by sight
-35% (3)
Recognized by sight: yellowish cap whith peachy color centr
Used references: David Arora,
73% (3)
Recognized by sight: The pale-except-in-the-center variation seen on some other occasions in the same area, with most of the warts gone

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I’m with you Twizzler, definitely an amanita!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-03 16:12:25 CEST (+0200)

…and prob. impossible to get to species.