Observation 12969: Amanita ceciliae group

When: 2008-10-15

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

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Amanita cf. vaginata, a new one for me.

First photo is of the mature mushroom, taken on the 17th.

Next three photos are of its picturesque little button when I first found it on the fifteenth.

Next five are various shots taken two days later after the cap had opened out.

This one seems to have two veil layers that break up over the cap surface, a volva, and no ring.

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Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
12% (3)
Recognized by sight: grisette with gray universal veil breaking into warts and patches; exannulate;
friable volva at base. ceciliae is a European sp., our American/Canadian forms don’t quite have good names yet, but this is close.
84% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Whatever you call it, it’s beautiful
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-20 17:59:42 CDT (-0400)

and probably not even deadly. :)