Observation 22594: Amanita praecox Y. Lamoureux nom. prov.

When: 2009-06-27

Collection location: Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave in NE PA

Specimen available

I think it’s either A. albocreata or maybe (a longshot) the pale form of A. frostiana. Mixed conifer forest; White Pine, hemlock, spruce. Note how the veil has just pulled away from the cap margin forming a ring (not on stalk) that’s a bit stuck to the gills. Cap viscid. Margin striate. Warts creamy white. Spores are globose. Had a hard time photographing them as they were really swimming in the KOH. Tried to get a shot of them in Meltzer’s, but could not locate the sample under the scope.



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The size
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-06-29 09:36:00 PDT (-0700)

of this mushroom was approximately: cap diameter about one inch, stem between 2 and 3 inches.

By: Dave in NE PA
2009-06-28 17:37:02 PDT (-0700)

had fallen the day before, but this cap surface was beyond being merely wet.

viscid cap no lie!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-28 09:27:52 PDT (-0700)

had it been raining recently or was it really that viscid?
albocreata should lack an annulus completely.
not convinced it’s frostiana either, altho according to RET’s website, var. pallida does have an evanescent annulus…

size? hard to tell from photo…;)

not sure what it is really, other than way cool!

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