Observation 13003: Amanita Pers.

When: 2008-10-17

Collection location: Craigville, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

Specimen available

This little guy may be tough to id in this condition. The bottom of the stalk was rotting away. It was small, 4cm. it also had a pinkish cast to it which isn’t showing up in the photographs.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:43 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Craigville, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA’ to ‘Craigville, Massachusetts, USA’

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: I have also seen, and been puzzled by, pink-topped amanitas in Section phalloides. Destroying angels are always white, except when they are not. Roody told me that pink topped bisporigera were fairly common in the SE; why not a few in the NE, as well? I will post my illustration or photo, if I can find it, of a beauty that I found along the Appalachian trail in NC in 2007.

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The large limb on the bulb makes me wonder…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-04-27 00:27:40 CST (+0800)

Since Debbie and you have brought up the topic of pink on the cap of A. bisporigera (also happens on A. ocreata and other “white” destroying angels, due to an unknown cause), we might as well see if you have evidence of something else getting pink on the cap.


sect. Phalloideae
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2008-10-24 09:29:15 CST (+0800)


Thanks, I thought it was bisporigera but figured I’d ask you.

How about sect. Phalloideae?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-10-23 21:44:04 CST (+0800)


I’ve seen a pinkish cast on normally white species of sect. Phalloideae. I’ve seen it on A. bisporigera in the east and on A. ocreata in California. Did the material have the “old phalloides” odor that bisporigera often gets? I’ve seen very small bisporigera-like taxa at the end of the mushroom season in the past in the NJ Pine Barrens. If the spores have average Q below 1.20, I’d guess that it is bisporigera.