Observation 167335: Amanita Pers.

Growing under oak in same location (within a few feet) of last years MO #137347
This specimen has little to no smell, unlike last years example which smelled like clean water. The rooting bulb does have a slight twist or kick off to one side.


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Thanks, Jon
By: groundhog
2015-07-21 11:30:24 CDT (-0400)

We have received this material and it has be accessioned into Rod’s herbarium.

I was thinking about this species again, today.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-06-23 17:07:37 CDT (-0400)

Maybe this is a very young specimen of A. canescens. I would not give that name a high probability. Just something to consider.


Thank you, Jon.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-06-15 17:53:09 CDT (-0400)


Yes. I’ve dried and labeled it for your batch this year.
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-15 14:56:52 CDT (-0400)
You’re very welcome, Jon.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-06-14 19:34:36 CDT (-0400)

Do you think that your specimen is mature enough to be making spores? Are you going to dry it?

Very best,


Thank you Dr. T!
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-14 19:15:14 CDT (-0400)
An intact veil also argues against longipes…strongly
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-06-14 12:16:28 CDT (-0400)

It’s either in the Validae or in sect. Lepidella. I’d go for the latter because of the floccose material under the partial veil in photos of immature material.

Very best,


The veil is mostly intact and fairly substantial by touch Dr. T.
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-14 11:13:48 CDT (-0400)

Can’t seem to get any color by rubbing the stipe. I am getting a smell now, like water, not clean water but very close. Can’t put my finger on it.

Can you tell us a bit about the partial veil?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-06-14 08:19:13 CDT (-0400)

Was it a mass of fluffy tissue or did it get to form a skirt (whether the skirt collapsed in fragments or not)?

Your photos suggest A. canescens a bit. If you still have the material, you could rub the stem gently to see if you get the surface material to turn “golden pinkish” (something like a yellow orange to my eyes).

Very best,


Hello, Jon.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-06-14 08:15:15 CDT (-0400)

Amanita longipes has an utterly and completely floccose volva…very powdery and coming off on the collector’s fingers. This kind of volva (forming relatively large warts (or small patches) over the disc is something that I’ve never seen in longipes.