Observation 131898: Amanita Pers.

When: 2013-04-14

Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

No specimen available

It had been picked already by someone, so this is what remained from it.


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Thank you Rod
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-07-01 19:14:09 CEST (+0200)

the smell is always subjective, my main doubt is about the partial veil. I noticed that one of my obs. of V. gloiocephalus has the same “ring” mark but I wanted to see on a reliable observation, because I read somewhere that V. gloiocephalus doesn’t have a partial veil.

By the way, I hope you received my Amanita samples, I sent last week.

One more thing, could you see another obs, of mine? http://mushroomobserver.org/138027?q=1L8CL I’m not sure that it is an Amanita.

I know the smell of rooms full of rotting mushrooms (from the last morning of a foray).
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-01 15:46:29 CEST (+0200)

However, except for the really odoriferous amanitas, I don’t know individual smells associated with decay. So I don’t know the answer to your question.

Very best,


A part
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-07-01 12:26:08 CEST (+0200)

of the partial veil is sticked to the stem (that browny thing), though it doesn’t seem a true ring, so I’m in doubt. And the smell of rotten amanita, would be the same in this case?

Yes, it might be the same.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-01 01:45:25 CEST (+0200)

The gills would be pinkish at maturity of the fruitbody.

Their are a large number of links here:


Very best,


I saw this photo
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-06-30 13:35:32 CEST (+0200)

do you think it could be?


I think the pair of you are correct.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-14 20:14:50 CEST (+0200)

I have looked at the picture of the inverted cap at the highest magnification. The decurrent lines on the stem are most likely the remnants left by separation of the lamella edges of Amanita gills from the stem.

Thank you for persisting and making me look more carefully.



A. phaloides
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-06-14 19:02:57 CEST (+0200)

A. phaloides it’s a good possibility, I know it can be a real chameleon sometimes and although I have never found one like this, there are google images to prove it (and the poisonings that frequently occur).

Easily rotting
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-06-14 18:53:30 CEST (+0200)

so typical Amanita :-)

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-06-14 18:46:34 CEST (+0200)

someone discarded it for some reason, I think… and somehow far from the place where it was, because I looked around and I didn’t find the rest of it. I even tried to dry it, but it rotted.

A pity
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-06-14 18:38:03 CEST (+0200)

that you didn’t get the whole stem with the base and volva. Amanita is very likely to me, phalloides a possibility.

I was almost sure
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-06-14 17:52:22 CEST (+0200)

it was an Amanita, I wouldn’t ask you if it wasn’t so. I never had seen one like this, my first thought was russula but I looked better, and gills, flesh consistency and smell were from Amanita. The ring is adhered to the stem. Amanita is completely ruled out?

Oh, you are asking me to walk a path I haven’t walked for decades. (EDIT)
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-14 16:56:06 CEST (+0200)

Thank you for your email.

The gill attachment and the appearance of the cap say “Tricholoma” to me in a very tiny voice from my distant past.



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