When: 2009-09-07

Collection location: Ryerson Station State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

This yellow amanita is about six inches tall. I found it with several others on a steep fern-covered slope under mixed hardwoods. This is another new one for me.


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Recognized by sight: Sure would like to see some ruddy staining.

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sure is gorgeous
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-09-09 03:57:11 PDT (-0700)

There’s enough staining in the stipe base to convince me of A. flavorubens as a very reasonable name for the specimen. It’s a dramatic specimen!


The striking thing for me is …
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-09-08 23:59:58 PDT (-0700)

… the freaking huge annulus. I’ve mainly only seen them that proportioned on Agaricus until now. Large Amanita annuli usually droop a lot rather than remaining nearly flat.

frosted stipe
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-09-08 19:54:40 PDT (-0700)

A little red can be seen at the base of the stem, but no red staining is evedent where bugs have bitten into it. The conjunction of yellow frosting below the annulus and the bright yellow color also makes this mushroom stand out from other observations of Amanita flavorubens.