Observation 24589: Amanita Pers.

Found growing under Red Oak. This species has started popping up in the last few days. This particular one i thought was pretty big.. The photo taken should show all you need to see to ID this. Spore print White


Just different pics. showing other features
Just different pics. showing other features
Just different pics. showing other features

Proposed Names

29% (3)
Recognized by sight: found under Oak
Used references: Mushroomexpert.com
Based on microscopic features: spore broadly elliptical smooth non amyloid 10 microns
72% (4)
Recognized by sight: I have never seen Amanita jacksonii this color before, its too yellow, also no yellow stipe or annulus.

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Thank you.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-25 12:04:15 CDT (-0400)

Thanks very much for the effort, Eddee.


all the same Amanita
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-08-24 21:52:25 CDT (-0400)
Thanks for you input Rod and Debbie. These are all the same pics of the same mushroom. There where several of them with in about 15 foot of each other. Kind of back in the hills a ways. I noticed the skirt is huge mainly white but a tad of yellow. I have seen A. banningiana around here but this seemed a bit massive and I have noticed on specimens in the area, that the gills are usually some sort of yellowish too. The skirt on this one is huge. This particular specimen did not survive the trip. But when im finished in the area im currently in, in a few days I plan on going back to see if i can retrieve any more specimens. I will try and send you a sample.
that IS a weird amanita…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-24 15:32:54 CDT (-0400)

and prob. not banningiana since this specimen is a foot tall! at least it is my California perspective, with concurrent limited field experience in the SE, that banningiana is a small to med. sized mushroom.

what it is, tho…???

Hmmmm (UPDATED 7:30 p.m.)
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-24 14:02:21 CDT (-0400)

I don’t think I have ever seen a purely yellow cap on a North American Slender Caesar. I gather that all the photographs are taken of the same specimen. Is that correct? If the cap gained an orangish brown pigment over the disc, then I’d guess “A. banningiana”…but it would be a guess. The ring is SOOOOO BIG! I’m interested in nailing down the variation in these Slender Caesars that folks have been posting this year. If collections can be made, documented (at least with some good photos), and dried, I will be glad to accept ALL material of slender Caesars that are sent to me at

P. O. Box 57
Roosevelt, NJ 08555-0057

I will also attempt to send samples for DNA sequencing on all received material to Dr. Yang’s lab in which a student is presently sequencing as many taxa as possible of sect. Caesareae.

Very best,


I know strange color for A. Jacksonii
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-08-21 08:52:11 CDT (-0400)

I haven’t except it keys out that way except for the color. Possibly Rod can chim in on this one. The A Jacksonii I have seen in the past are mush redder but as far as structure they appear to be the same.