Observation 22761: Amanita amerirubescens group

When: 2009-07-01

Collection location: Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

No specimen available

Found growing in the side of an old Road cut made by loggers. Growing in clay Type soil. IN mixed woods Hickory Oak and Eastern Hemlock This Amanita seemed moist to the touch. cap 5 cm Stem 10cm tall very fleshy. spore print white sac like volva annulus Skirt like,

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:37 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Gatewood Rd off of Wolf Creek RD Fayette Co. West Virginia’ to ‘near Gatewood Rd. and County Route 9/1, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA



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Recognized by sight: groing with mixed woods hickory oak
Based on microscopic features: spore print white

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amerirubescens is variable
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-07-01 23:21:25 EDT (-0400)

I should let Rod tell us about it, he gives a lot more detail and does a much better job then me…

the discoloration on the cap is it staining, (the “rubescens group” stain very slowly.) In on of the pictures you can see slight reddish spots on the base of the stalk.
The thick yellowish veil is also a giveaway for amerirubescens, that being said sometimes you will find it with no veil remnants left on the cap, other times it will be covered with warts.

not A. amerirubescens
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-07-01 22:50:43 EDT (-0400)

I don’t think This is amerirubescens because it doesn’t stain red when bruised. Although the top of the cap has a reddish tent to it its not staining when bruised. Also A, amerirubescens tends to be full of maggots showing heavy staining ; Second on A amerirubescens the stem is larger in diameter and tougher the stem on this specimen is thin and somewhat watery easily broken. The warts on the cap are only on the outer diameter. i have some good pics of A. amerirubescens in observation #22435

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