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Observation 133396: Amanita sect. Amanita

When: 2013-05-10

Collection location: Ocala National Forest, Marion Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Justin (Tmethyl)

No specimen available

These were growing directly under Laurel Oaks
typical Amanita smell. No visible bruising.


Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
1% (3)
Recognized by sight: Specimens appear to be water-soaked.
29% (3)
Recognized by sight

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Even though I proposed albocreata…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-06-08 00:11:56 CDT (-0400)

the discs looked too dark. Difficult to tell if these are truly without annulus, especially since they had been washed with water.

I agree that it’s in sect. Amanita.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-08 00:00:38 CDT (-0400)

But it’s not albocreata (color in the center of the cap is not right).


Can’t tell
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2013-05-12 08:45:43 CDT (-0400)

whether that is a low collapsed ring/ring zone or a ring of volval material perhaps in that latest photo.

By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-12 01:14:30 CDT (-0400)

I actually do have a pic from the exact same mushrooms in pics 1,2,3
there is definitely no annulus. Another reason I washed them, as you can see, they were dry, and I didn’t think that made good pics. =D

Pic 4, is same mushroom as pic 3, and it’s the left-side mushroom in pics 1 and 2.

So sorry guys, I need to get my shit together.

By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-12 01:01:17 CDT (-0400)


You sure
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2013-05-12 00:46:56 CDT (-0400)

that the new photo is from the same group of mushrooms? If so, then A. albocreata is out the window due to the presence of an annulus. The plot thickens!

edit What Bobz said.

Are you positive
By: Eric Smith (Magnavermis rex)
2013-05-12 00:46:13 CDT (-0400)

this is the same entity? If so, the ring on the stalk rules out A. albocreata.

There may be another ringless panther…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-11 16:40:11 CDT (-0400)

that occurs in SE NA which I don’t know. This collection actually looks a bit dark on the disc for albocreata.

It would
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2013-05-11 16:32:46 CDT (-0400)

be quite interesting if Amanita albocreata reached all the way down here! Tulloss says “hemlock/hardwood” but the closest we have is mixed oak/pine/palm. I wonder…

thanks Dave
By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-11 13:09:55 CDT (-0400)

Lesson learned, its my fault the gills were screwed up.
The specimens were terribly dirty so I gave them a good bath…

I’ll avoid getting the gills next time
Fully appreciated!

The gills seem to be…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-11 11:11:57 CDT (-0400)

stuck together in bunches, giving the appearance of a wider spacing than if they were not so wet. Marginal cap striations are seen in closeup on the smaller specimen, top photo. These appear to be somewhat flattened and spread on account of the mushroom being wet.

Species ID would be greatly appreciated
By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-10 23:42:38 CDT (-0400)