Observation 277925: Amanita rhopalopus Bas

Notes:
another massive one in the same general spot — not collected. I want to let it mature first. I’ve had no luck maturing them on the table.

June 6: section of cap collected for RET.

Images

two days later. I’m hoping this specimen survives for a nice series of shots here.
another two days later — a section of cap has been collected. This beast is massive.
another two days later — a section of cap has been collected. This beast is massive.
another two days later — a section of cap has been collected. This beast is massive.
another two days later — a section of cap has been collected. This beast is massive.

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Recognized by sight: I think daucipes would be beginning to redden by the time it got to the stage of the most mature mushroom image. And the bulb would be beginning to split, too.

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Good data!
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-07-25 11:11:26 PDT (-0700)

I’m still struggling with the differences between these beasts.

Herbarium Rooseveltensis Amanitarum (R. E. Tulloss) has received specimen.
By: mcmacher
2017-07-20 12:05:02 PDT (-0700)

We have received the dried specimen. Thank you. It is being accessioned in Rod’s herbarium.

you are lucky to live in
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-06 12:14:23 PDT (-0700)

the Land of the Giant Amanitas!!!

Your leps beat our western versions with a stick, or just crush them to paste when they fall on ’em!

But hey, what a way to go! :)

LOL
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-06-06 11:18:33 PDT (-0700)

I was not prepared for how big that cap expanded out to!

thank goodness you were nowhere nearby when it did!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-06 11:12:52 PDT (-0700)

random tree limb fall kills over a hundred people a year in NA (CDC stat).

no word on how many innocent lives are taken down by the collapse of these giant lepidellas.

amanitas are beautiful … and sometimes dangerous, too.

As I was leaving the park
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-06-06 11:03:29 PDT (-0700)

this morning I noticed that it had capsized.

I can see just a hint of that typical orange color
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-04 08:18:26 PDT (-0700)

in your younger capped specimen.

impressive leps!

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