Observation 158963: Amanita Pers.

When: 2014-02-01

Collection location: Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

No specimen available

Slimy and sticky. Volva. On moss in pine wood.


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You’re welcome..
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-02-03 11:31:03 PST (-0800)


You’re probably right, thank you
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-02-03 09:16:28 PST (-0800)

It has been raining a lot and the specimen was very watered, but no visible microorganisms were seen on it (even after drying process). What was making me doubt of Amanita was the concave cap and slimy on cap and stem, besides the adnate gills.

Dear Elsa,
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-02-03 07:13:40 PST (-0800)

Thank you for your note.

It seems to me that this specimen is suffering from decay. The translucent character of the stem is something that I associate with material that would be very difficult to diagnose. The cell walls are breaking down, many organismare probably participating in the break down of the fruiting body. Spores will be undersized (if any are still being produced).

The basal bulb with a limbate volva does suggest Amanita as a possibility; however, I’m not sure how one could ever know what this is. Collecting in the same place and looking for the same squat stature and bulb with volva may be lead you to some conclusions in the future.

Very best,


I’m still searching about that Richard
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-02-02 11:00:44 PST (-0800)

Thank you for your help :)

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-02 10:54:48 PST (-0800)

as far as i know, Gliophorus species are known to have volvas. the gill attatchment rules out Amanita.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-02-02 10:17:22 PST (-0800)

Looks weird for an Amanita, doesn’t it?