Observation 166249: Amanita phalloides (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link

Fresh-ish fruitbody found today was adjacent to two dried-up specimens, ten hot, dry days after last (slight) precipitation, but near an irrigated pasture. Quercus wislizenii host, apparently recently colonized since this was the first fruiting of A. phalloides in the vicinity of this tree. Last major fruiting of phalloides in Penryn was in December 2012-January 2013; they were completely absent this last winter, and I saw one fruitbody earlier this spring in a different location.

It is very pale, but I would not consider this to be a white form because there are hints of green around the edges, and the pileus overall is silvery, but not colorless. It was exposed to the sun and drying rapidly, also causing the partial veil to cling to the lamellae and the pileus to split, so I would consider the coloration environmentally-induced.



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Created: 2014-05-31 14:39:33 PDT (-0700)
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