Observation 13793: Amanita nivalis Grev.

When: 2006-08-20

Collection location: Continental Divide, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

Mushroom deposited at Denver Botanical Herbarium.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:40 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Continental Divide, Rocky Mountains, Colorado’ to ‘Continental Divide, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA’


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78% (2)
Recognized by sight: growth at very high elevation with dwarf willow; white and tan umbonate cap, striations, pinched volva.
Used references: Vera Evenson told me where to go to look for it, and David and I got lucky!
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Nice to see this
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-08 00:36:48 CST (+0800)

I had no idea that Rocky Mountains could hide alpine mushrooms – there is a lot left to learn.. I haven’t seen these with such long stems, but everything grows bigger in the US, doesn’t it :-)