Observation 160431: Amanita cokeri (E.-J. Gilbert & Kühner) E.-J. Gilbert

When: 2013-06-30

Collection location: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: dario.z (dario13)

No specimen available


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Just beautiful
By: BK (bluemainer)
2016-09-20 02:32:56 BST (+0100)

A lovely one.

You’re welcome, Dario.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-02-27 04:38:12 GMT (+0000)


By: dario.z (dario13)
2014-02-27 02:09:23 GMT (+0000)

Thank you very much!

I think GibbiPicasso is heading in a good direction.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-02-26 17:35:14 GMT (+0000)

This species could either be in sect. Validae or in sect. Lepidella. Amanita cokeri would be a possibility in the latter section. As in the case of A. abrupta, being able to see the bulb would be a critical assist in putting a name on this mushroom with some confidence.

In the case of cokeri, you also need to check for odor and discoloration of the area on the bulb with the rows (rings) of recurved scales. If you get an odor from young material (sort of like caramelized sugar plus cedar wood) and/or you see pinkish to reddish staining on the upper bulb, then you have A. subcokeri instead of cokeri.

Your material may be too young to give odor or show staining…

So identity from these photos may not be an easy proposition.

I like your photographs, nevertheless.

You might check these:




Very best,


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