There are a number of Amanita’s that i encounter that i have no clue as to what they are. in the future im going to post these with where i found them and what ever else i can tell you about them and perhaps on of you all can tell me. This particular one i think is in the A. pantherina group possibly A. cothurnata.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:42 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Glade Creek Area New River Gorge Fayette Co. West Virginia’ to ‘near Glade Creek, New River Gorge National River, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA’


Proposed Names

-28% (1)
Recognized by sight: This guy was growing under oak and beech
27% (3)
Used references: R.E Tullose List of amanita of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Observ. #13
85% (3)
Recognized by sight: Yves Lamoreux sp.

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also in velatipes….
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-07-16 12:29:03 CDT (-0400)

Also, in velatipes, at least at first, the annulus is funnel-shaped (i.e., flaring upward). I think Walt makes a good suggestion regarding Yves Lamoureux’s provisional name. “Amanita praecox” is usually associated with Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock). It has been found with balsam fir on the island of Newfoundland, where no Tsuga grows.

The species has been found in the GSMNP and New Jersey and appears with photo and some data on both the related checklists of the Amanita Studies site.

Very best,


Annulus is missing
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-07-14 20:25:58 CDT (-0400)

Should be prominent and inferior on A.Velatipes