Observation 23960: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

found This amanita growing near a stream on a moss cover embankment under Mixed woods of Oak, Pine, Eastern Hemlock, Hickory and Beech. All these trees where with in 30 feet of this mushroom. spore print is whit. This looks a little like a very small A. rhopalopus but there is not bleach smell to it. Upon handling this little guy parts of it comes off easily, Dust , scales and debris coat your hands when touched. The bottom stem i more round lacking a volva or sack and scales run hp and down the stem. Any guesses



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I’ll bite.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-05 03:43:57 CEST (+0200)

This looks like Amanita sp. 9 (NJ and Great Smoky checklists on the Amanita Studies site); however,… That species has a deeply radicating stipe base that goes WAAAAAAAAY down. It looks like there is a sterile margin on the cap that covers the ends of the gills (probably without being attached to them). If this is the case, this might be Jenkins’ A. marginata, which I don’t believe I have ever seen. For the above reason, I would be very interested in seeing the dried specimen when it is convenient for you to send it for a review.

Thanks for posting the pictures of this interesting fruiting body.

Very best,


By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-08-04 17:01:29 CEST (+0200)

I’d suggest using manual settings for pictures of lighter fungi like
this one, and using a higher shutter speed or tighter aperature for
a shorter exposure. Then you’ll get more detail and less glare.

Created: 2009-08-04 16:56:54 CEST (+0200)
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