Observation 25082: Amanita Pers.

When: 2009-09-09

Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)

Specimen available

I thought this was A. amerirubescens from a distance, but once I got closer my thoughts changed.

The color of this one is darker than any of the amerirubescens I have seen, and that are fruiting by the hundreds in the area, also the rings around the base of the stipe are more pronounced than any amerirubesens I have seen.

Growing under oak.

Most of the reddish color on this one comes from clay, also note the picture of the worm holes in the cap, no red staining.


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no i do not debbie
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-09-23 19:08:40 PDT (-0700)

its been awhile since ive been on here, i have been busy in the field, i need to get back to finding out what species this is.

the stipe was not powdery at all on this one, it smelled like A. muscaria var. persicina if that makes sense.

the bulb was very firm.

got Melzers?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-16 08:34:00 PDT (-0700)

a quick check on the amyloidity of the spores would at least get you to a proper section.

I’ve looked at these pix a couple of times
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-09-16 06:26:23 PDT (-0700)

My guess is that this is a species of sect. Validae. Was there a potato odor? Was the bulb firm or soft?

The scales are very unusual in a North American species of the Validae. But they do occur (in a more exaggerated manner) in a Malaysian species called A. squamosa (what else?).


By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-09-15 21:14:26 PDT (-0700)

You can see the very well pronounced rings around the base of the stipe.

A. pantherina does not grow in the USA I thought, its a European species.

Re: Amanita
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-09-14 15:13:00 PDT (-0700)

I am thinking something like A. pantherina. Did it have any kind of
a ring?

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-09-14 11:10:45 PDT (-0700)

anybody have a clue about this one?

i searched all of Rods pages and could not find anything that matched.