When: 2013-08-30

Collection location: Hickory Run State Park, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)

No specimen available

This sample doesn’t appear to be close to anything I have listed in my guide, but is similar to MANY Amanita that don’t have scales. I only selected it as a vague suggestion as I really have no idea.


Proposed Names

-28% (1)
Used references: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: possibly variety alba.

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If you can get an amanita well-dried, …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-04-13 14:49:41 CDT (-0400)

you can check with me regarding ID and/or DNA sequencing, but please check first.

We are over-stocked in some groups. :)

Probably about half the amanitas in North America don’t have a name. The number of unnamed taxa is particularly large in both Amanita sect. Vaginatae and A. sect. Validae.

Very best,


By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2016-04-13 02:17:46 CDT (-0400)

Unfortunately this was during my first year of fungi finding and I didn’t harvest the sample. In the future I will and send it somewhere for testing. I’m also amazed I can find something “unknown” enough to warrant needing genetic testing. Amazing!

Amanita rubescens var. alba is plausible.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-04-11 10:28:03 CDT (-0400)

At present, we need genes to know for sure.

Very best,