When: 2009-10-11

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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This “white” muscaria was growing a few feet away from the yellow orange variety also shown. The presence of cap warts shows that it has not been washed out by rain, and it was not covered by leaves. All these mushrooms were growing under the same pine tree.

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I run across this same type situation…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-01-29 21:52:22 CST (+0800)

with the muscarias. I suspect that sun/frost may contribute to the variation in cap color.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-10-13 06:16:47 CST (+0800)

Maybe it is sun bleached, maybe it is a phenotypic variation, maybe it is a genetic variation. Whatever the cause, this is the ‘white’ fly agaric from eastern north America. Some have said they do not exist. I put the name up there so people will be able to find it with a search.

What is in a name if not something that one can point to?