When: 2009-07-12

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

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

Marginate basal bulb. Silky coating on stalk readily rubs off. Partial veil covering of gills is persistent; whitish. Cap shiny metalic lustre with large but few grayish warts. Maybe something akin to A. citrina? Spores globose to subglobose.


Copyright © 2009 Dave in NE PA
Copyright © 2009 Dave in NE PA
Copyright © 2009 Dave in NE PA
Copyright © 2009 Dave in NE PA

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Large terrestrial mushroom with basal bulb.
79% (5)
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Thanks David,
By: groundhog
2014-04-25 14:46:01 MDT (-0600)

This material has been accessioned to Rod’s herbarium.

I returned
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-07-20 05:55:49 MDT (-0600)

to the collection site this most recent weekend and found a few more of these. This time I checked for the KOH reaction on the cap and got the yellow color change associated with the Destroying Angel. It was the shaggy covering on the stalk that had thrown me off. I’m more used to seeing these types with a smooth stalk. I also found one with the smooth stalk quite nearby the original collection (23124). It also exhibited the KOH reaction.

Amanita bisporigera?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-07-16 15:41:13 MDT (-0600)

Since the spores appear nearly globose, I think that supports this guess.

Very best,