When: 2014-07-13

Collection location: Buncombe Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mike Hopping (AvlMike)

Specimen available

This button was found in rich rocky woods near Observation #169680. Nearest woody plants were Chestnut Oak, Red Maple, Mountain Laurel. Smell clean chlorine. The cut button detail suggests that the annulus location is, in fact, the apical option seen in Observation #169680?


Amanita chlorinosma button .jpg
A chlorosmia partial veil.jpg
A chlorosmia detail.jpg
The yellow colorations are a chromatic aberration in the camera. Not present in the actual specimen.

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I suggest magniradix (or rhopalopus) because they have substantiall…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-05-31 17:07:49 CDT (-0400)

…rooting bulbs.

Very best,


The voucher for this collection has been sampled; the sample has been sent for DNA sequencing.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-05-31 17:05:17 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for the material, Mike.

Very best,


Hello, Mike.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-17 16:21:47 CDT (-0400)

Your package has arrived. It will take some time to get this into our schedule for sampling and then get DNA. I will report when we have information.

Very best,


Hello, Mike.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-14 00:05:56 CDT (-0400)

In my experience, Amanita chlorinosma doesn’t have a deeply rooting bulb (which you have beautifully extracted as shown in your photographs).

I would suggest three possibilities:

Amanita rhopalopus

Amanita magniradix

and (perhaps less likely)

Amanita longipes

Descriptions of these species can be found here:




Very best,