When: 2008-11-09

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Delicious, one of the best mushrooms I have ever tasted.

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the name game
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-13 01:59:57 CST (+0800)

the great coccora controversy has not yet played out. Rod is calling the former “lanei” calyptroderma, and that’s good enough for me, for now. As to the spring and fall versions…they look different colorwise, they taste different, and they fruit at different times and locations, but the DNA evidence is not conclusive yet to separate them into two species.

As to eating spring as opposed to fall coccoras, that’s a very dangerous practise for the unwary or inexperienced. they can be frighteningly similar overall to ocreata, and colorwise to some of the yellowish phalloides. be careful out there. here’s a link to my coccora page on the BAMS website:


coccoras, coccoras
By: John Harlan (harlanx6)
2008-11-13 00:40:52 CST (+0800)

I ate The spring coccoras by the pound in the spring and found them mild tasting and very meaty in texture. My experience with the fall version which goes by A. calyptroderma also is less flavorful than the spring version which I am calling A. lanei until the powers that be decide if these are a separate species. They are so similar in every way except cap color.

not everyone enjoys these…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-13 00:03:51 CST (+0800)

…even tho they are beautiful and relatively easy to ID (at least in the Fall form). some collections have an off-putting metallic undertaste.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-11-12 11:42:19 CST (+0800)

Yes these are extremely edible. They are related to A. caesarea and A. jacksonii.

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2008-11-12 10:19:09 CST (+0800)

are these edible?