Observation 24512: Amanita submaculata Peck

When: 2009-08-18

Collection location: Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

Specimen available

at first I thought just another brunnescens but then I turned it over…

Cap 8cm across, growing in oak-hemlock-beech woods.

Proposed Names

63% (2)
Recognized by sight
65% (5)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Should have had a sweet smell, a bit like Pleurotus ostreatus.

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how come you guys have so many more cool amanitas than we do out West?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-21 18:41:53 CDT (-0500)

it just doesn’t seem fair…:(

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-08-21 17:58:05 CDT (-0500)

I think that is it just soil, enlarge the last picture to see it clearer.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-08-19 21:34:44 CDT (-0500)

I see it every year or I see the complex which is probably more than one species. The annulus is apical and the odor sweet. The pileus can be dark gray to nearly white. Amanita spissa and Amanita excelsa are names that have been used for this species and its kin.

What is the sordid area that rings the top of the bulb?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-19 20:38:49 CDT (-0500)

see summary…


Thanks Walt,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-08-19 19:39:23 CDT (-0500)

It does have a Pleurotus smell.
How often do you see it?

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