Observation 23536: Amanita solaniolens H.L. Stewart & Grund

When: 2009-07-18

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

Who: Dave in NE PA

Specimen available



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19% (2)
Recognized by sight: Petite brownish. I’m seeing some of these here and there. This one found nearby oak.

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Thanks Rod.
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-07-26 11:05:15 MDT (-0600)

I’ve got the dried specimen if you want to eventually have a look.

Yup, Debbie it’s been an excellent summer of fungi here in eastern PA. There’s not enough hours in the day to accommodate walking the woods, photographing, collecting, and studying all the stuff that’s out there!… Actually, it’s time once again to head off into the woods. Later on…

I am going to suggest A. solaniolens
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-07-25 09:51:35 MDT (-0600)

I suggest A. solaniolens, but with some uncertainty. This species has characters suggesting placement in sect. Validae and sect. _Phalloideae. But maybe we are seeing two things and using a single name for them both. In your collection, the yellow volva and yellow ring are not present as they are in the photo on the New Jersey Pine Barrens checklist page. This may be part of the variation of the species…or not. I see something like this every year, and people send it to me occasionally. It’s not common, but it shows up rather regularly in the NE US. I have only done minimal work on it.

Very best,


it’s from section phalloides…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-07-25 08:47:07 MDT (-0600)

but don’t know the species. if it’s the similar, petite solaniolens, the stipe should stain brown with handling, and it should have an odor of potatoes.

looks like the collecting is good in PA right now, Dave!

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