Observation 258559: Amanita abrupta Peck

When: 2016-08-28

Collection location: Linville Land Harbor, Linville, Avery Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]


Who: ShroonMn4603

No specimen available

Habitat was under mountain laurel bushes next to hard wood tree. Substrate was wood debris and old leaves. Had to crawl under mountain laurel to get photos.


Proposed Names

-34% (3)
Recognized by sight: See attached photos taken 08.28. and 08.29.2016
Used references: National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms; Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America-Roger Phillips
62% (3)
Recognized by sight

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gorgeous partial veil on this lep, too
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-10-25 11:54:15 CDT (-0400)

abrupt bulb nails this as Amanita abrupta.

unusual bulb at base for A. bisporegera
By: George Riner (mycogeo)
2016-10-25 11:46:00 CDT (-0400)

This looks a lot more like something in the A. cokeri group – with white warts on the cap and the rooting abrupt bulb. A. bisporigera has a sac-like volva, not what this photo shows.