Observation 15695: Amanita calyptratoides Peck

When: 2008-12-24

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

Who: Lipa

No specimen available



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calyptratoides fer sure.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-01-05 11:08:00 PST (-0800)

check out the photos of other collections of this mushroom on MO. and don’t feel bad about the misidentification…the first time I saw one in the Bay Area, over 8 years ago, I tried to make it into a velosa, too!

By: Lipa
2008-12-24 09:26:51 PST (-0800)

I will check them out. Thanks I thought the color of the cap was a little off too.

I think there’s a ring on the stipe…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-12-24 09:22:03 PST (-0800)

…and a a large thin patch of volva on the cap. Perhaps, Amanita calyptratoides might be a more likely bet than A. velosa. An available microscope would clarify things quickly due to the difference in spore shape.

Happy Holidays to all,


Created: 2008-12-24 09:01:19 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2008-12-24 09:01:19 PST (-0800)
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