Observation 21836: Amanita onusta (Howe) Sacc.

When: 2009-06-07

Collection location: Germantown, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: hríb

No specimen available

These were growing right beside a trail near a creek.


These were growing about 200 yards (182 m) down the trail from the first patch, 10 days later.

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a number of amanitas will smell like meat gone off with age…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-26 00:43:10 CEST (+0200)

but when fresh, at least, this one should smell like chloride of lime, a sharp and quite distinctive odor. the rooting stipe that you dug up is also characteristic. it’s a beautiful little amanita, and a pleasure to find; thanks for sharing.

By: hríb
2009-06-25 23:17:47 CEST (+0200)

I don’t remember them smelling like ham, and I think a distinctive odor like that would have left a lasting impression.

Edit: I should add that the last picture was taken 10 days later in a different location. In that patch of mushrooms I dug one up completely and saw that the bulb had an elongated base that extended about 2" below ground.

Green eggs and…
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2009-06-24 23:08:40 CEST (+0200)

Did it smell like ham?

By: hríb
2009-06-08 23:44:48 CEST (+0200)

I dug out as much of the bulb as I could without damaging it. The soil was a bit sandy.

it helps to see the base with amanitas
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-08 05:12:15 CEST (+0200)

I thought it might be a Lepiota like this one:

But the cap warts look more like Amanita. A shot of the bulb would tell for sure.

I wasn’t sure if it was an Amanita
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-06-08 04:42:50 CEST (+0200)
all amanitas have white(ish) spores.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-08 04:33:46 CEST (+0200)

and this one sure looks like Amanita onusta.

smallish? radicating stipe? Kind of a cool black and white color?

Spore color?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-06-08 04:11:25 CEST (+0200)

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