Habitat: oak woodland
Substrate: duff
Cap: 9 cm w; 6mm thick context (white) + additional 3mm layer above comprised of the cap cuticle (very pale tan) + flattened white remnants of universal veil (not sure if it was a splotch or if they were flattened warts that merged together – had a bumpy appearance); plane; margin not striate; faint chemical smell
Gills: white; adnexed
Stipe: 10 cm h comprised of a 5 cm h x 2.5 cm thick bulbous base, above the a 5 cm h x 1.27 cm thick compressed section, even; smooth; solid; pale greyish-brown over white, darkened with handling; annulus; cup was missing if there was one (this specimen had previously been picked up by someone else, examined, and set back down before we found it, so I don’t know if there was a cup and it went missing, or if there was never one) – As it was it seemed to have an indistinct volva, maybe no cup at all?
Spores: white


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A. sponsus seems like a good possibility
By: Michelle C. Torres-Grant (mctorresgrant)
2016-02-13 08:08:05 PST (-0800)

This mushroom was growing about 2-3 feet away from the other Amanitas I posted the same day (2-12-2016), and not far (I think under the dripline) of Q. agrifolia.