When: 2008-10-18

Collection location: Marconi beach, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

Specimen available

slowly staining orange-yellow, the first picture was taken about two minutes after cutting it in half, the second about five minutes.

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My guess is Amanita subsolitaria
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-10-21 12:20:26 CDT (-0400)

First of all, I know that the species occurs on Cape Cod from past experience; secondly, the general appearance of Noah’s images fit my concept of the species; thirdly, I know the species is susceptible to the “yellowing syndrome” which is illustrated in the specimens that Noah photographed. These comments do not justify determination with the highest certainty. However, at least at the moment, I don’t know of a more likely guess.

If Noah let the largest specimen mature a bit before drying, there might be spores that could be checked.

Recent photographs from Cape Cod suggest that we could have a very interesting time at next year’s NEMF!

Very best,


god (or rod) only knows which lepidella this is…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-21 10:39:29 CDT (-0400)

…but I believe that your staining is the phenomenon that Rod is calling “yellowing disease”, seen recently and increasingly in lepidellas on both coasts.