Beefy white Amanita, 6 cm cap, pleasant sweet odor that was unfamiliar to me. These were fruiting along the east side of a slope, mostly pine with mixed hardwoods. collected and dried specimen


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Thanks Penny,
By: groundhog
2015-07-28 10:34:11 CDT (-0500)

We have received this material and it has been accessioned to Rod’s herbarium.

At this age, Amanita cokeri would not have an odor.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-07 18:07:04 CDT (-0500)

So my guess would be Amanita subcokeri. To me the odor is a mixture of cedar chest and caramelized sugar. Other people say the smell suggests watermelon to them. I’m not sure whether I see pink bruising in the insect damage on the cap, but pinkish staining (especially on the upper bulb) is typical of subcokeri.

Very best,