When: 2008-11-02

Collection location: Mendocino, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: one of the foolproof four

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“Foolproof four”?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-11-02 22:48:13 CST (-0600)

I suppose this one is The Thing, being scaly and all. Which three species are the Invisible Girl, the Fungal Torch, and Mr. Fantastic then? :-)

(As for someone eating an Amanita bisporigera confused with this species, there’s foolproof and then there’s idiot-proof. :-) It’s also worth noting that the deadly white Amanitas are sometimes known as Fool’s Mushrooms.)

except for the guy in NH who mistook a bisporigera for a shaggy mane…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-02 18:29:06 CST (-0600)

…go to the Cornell Mushroom blog to read his story.

I’m afraid that the fools keep outpacing those “fool-proof” mushrooms…