When: 2009-09-07

Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)

Specimen available

Found under pine, not many warts on the cap because rain had washed most of them off.

The annulus was very delicate, not present, or visible in most specimens. It was either around the base of the stipe or broken down/squished on the stipe.


Proposed Names

36% (2)
Recognized by sight
57% (2)
Used references: G. F. Atkinson. ca. 1903. Mushrooms, 2nd. ed. as reprinted by Hafner 1961.

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By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-09-09 16:22:41 CDT (-0400)

The paper plates are 9 inches across, some of the larger caps were 4 inches across, some larger than that but those specimens were too decomposed to harvest.

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-09-07 21:14:44 CDT (-0400)

If there were distinct, funnel-shaped rings left on the stipes, this would be very tempting to call Amanita velatipes. I don’t see that species very often, but it can be rather big. (What’s the diameter of the paper plate?) I can’t recall reading about the fragility of the partial veil in velatipes. I stepped away to look at the B&W photographs of A. velatipes published by Atkinson in about 1900. These images show that the veil is very thin and is liable to shred in some specimens.

Atkinson mentions the fibrillose nature of stipe below the point of attachment of the annulus. This is fairly clear in at least two of the specimens in the pix of this MO.

I’m going to suggest A. velatipes.