When: 2014-07-05

Collection location: Japan [Click for map]

Who: shinto

No specimen available

thought it looked a little like an amanita, but it does not have any kind of cup base, although I might have broken it off in haste when I pulled it up from the leaf litter.



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I agree.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-05 19:14:21 PDT (-0700)

I’m very taken with the species of sect. Vaginatae. One part of this section that I am studying at the moment is the group with a volval sack that becomes grayish (or otherwise changes color) and breaks up into scales or warts or patches with age and exposure. Your mushroom belongs in this group.

Very best,


By: shinto
2014-07-05 19:05:04 PDT (-0700)

Well, I’m improving. Esthetically, I found this mushroom very attractive, elegant.

I think this may be Amanita griseofolia or something close to it.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-05 18:36:56 PDT (-0700)

While the image is too red, the original description of A. griseofolia may be found here:


It was described from China, and the authors thought that it might be widespread in eastern Asia.

I think you probably did break off the bottom of the stem.

Very best,


Could be
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-04 22:38:55 PDT (-0700)

Amanita sect. vaginata, shinto.

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