When: 2013-11-17

Collection location: Clermont Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michelle Lierl (mlierl)

No specimen available

Several of these were growing under pine trees on a lawn next to the road. The largest cap was about 13 inches diameter. I did not have anything with me to dig up the volva, but no sacs were visible; the stalks had concentric ridges at the base. There was a ring on the stalk, and cottony veil patches on the caps. In every way this looks like Amanita muscaria, but the color was unusual; pallid background but with orange-red metallic luster. The younger ones were more solidly orange-yellow. Is this a variant of Amanita muscaria?

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Recognized by sight: Looks like A. muscaria but the color is unusual; pallid background but with metallic orange-red luster
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified, David Arora
Based on microscopic features: spores are consistent with A. muscaria

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