When: 2016-08-10

Collection location: Umstead State Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)

No specimen available

Another of these waterlogged looking Amanitas, washed-looking, with distinctly yellowish gills. Perhaps “waterlogged” or in the start of some decay as RET mentioned in Observation 246808


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Used references: Tulloss GS checklist
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hey Timoteo
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2016-08-10 21:11:30 CDT (-0400)

I’m sorry, I didn’t get a good whiff of it. I didn’t notice any strong odor.

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2016-08-10 19:41:26 CDT (-0400)

What did it smell like?

MO is great
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-08-10 18:19:17 CDT (-0400)

because it shows the train of thought on these IDs. Oftentimes, one can look at an old obsie and think the same thoughts, ID proposals right along with those original posters. And it shows that even experts can get it wrong.

And best of all, we all get to play on a pretty level playing field. It’s community mycology at its best.

You look like you are having way too much fun out there in NC, Geoff! ;)

Fortunately, I too will be in the fungi-filled field come Friday. I can’t wait!

Cities are for suckers!

Thank you, boss!
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2016-08-10 17:29:44 CDT (-0400)

I have found that this tool the Mushroom Observer is best as a learning tool when in fact I’m off! As it encourages teaching!
And I’m here for that! :)

No one much responds if you get stuff right!

There is nothing wrong with an observation that has multiple tries on an ID.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-08-10 17:07:12 CDT (-0400)

We’re dealing with photographs for the most part. And…lepidellas are hard.


I’ll back that up
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2016-08-10 16:34:29 CDT (-0400)

but I’m still pretty loose on Lepidella ID! :)

Ah, so much for my observations!
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2016-08-10 15:41:35 CDT (-0400)

Thank you, sir!

Geoff, the volva on cinereoconia is quite gray.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-08-10 15:38:29 CDT (-0400)

Also, there is often copious appendiculate matter hanging from the cap edge.

I don’t think that this is cinereoconia.

Very best,


the cap
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2016-08-10 14:17:05 CDT (-0400)

seems distinctly close to half the stipe length and those crazy yellowy gills. I’m presuming some decay has occurred? Or like that A. cineroeconia with “yellowing syndrome”? I’m only liking that taxon because of the cap to stipe ratio being so familiar and the yellowing mentioned. Plus the smoothness of the cap and it looks like the PV is quite friable?