Observation 24980: Amanita Pers.

When: 2009-09-04

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Amanita with a bulb that has a collar/short volva. There’s evidence of a ring on the stem, and the cap has greenish tones. There were at least three of them growing close together in Zone 39 near several types of tree.

Species Lists


Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus


Add Comment
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-09-06 06:55:33 JST (+0900)

Unfortunately, mature Amanitas don’t seem to last very long in the field, and the earliest I can probably get back there is Monday.

comparing 24978
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-09-06 04:53:36 JST (+0900)

Combining this observation and 24978, I really would like to see cross-sections of both fruiting bodies. “Amanita citrina group” might be a good name for either or both of them; however, after seeing the 24980 photos I hesitate to go for the citrina label too quickly. There is a distinct “internal limb” within the outer volval limb, which itself is quite robsut. This is not usual in the citrina-like taxa I’ve seen in New Jersey.

With the disappearing partial veil, largely white colors, and the apparent “internal volval limb” and robust volva, there is enough suggestion of A. peckiana to make me hesitate.

Is it too late to get photos of cross-sections of the fruiting bodies for 24978 and 24980?

Very best,