Observation 27957: Amanita amerimuscaria Tulloss & Geml nom. prov.

When: 2009-10-29

Collection location: Mozart, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

This very orange A. muscaria was growing under Hemlock with Scarlet Oak nearby.

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By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2009-11-10 11:16:00 PST (-0800)

The red form you pointed me to is from Mexico, not quite the same.
Its not one factor on its own that makes me think its what say it is, but the cap color is a big factor in it, i stand by my statement of the red form not occurring in the east.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-10 11:01:41 PST (-0800)

This specimen has long since rotted back into the ground.

If you look here:

You will see a mushroom with identical coloration that has been IDed as A. amerimuscaria by the man who coined the epithet. Coloration is quite variable in this taxon.

Thickness of the annulus is also variable, and in my experience, usually on the flimsy side, sometimes non existent. Have a look at this one:

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2009-11-10 08:08:02 PST (-0800)

..its atypical thats all. put it in a box overnight and watch it turn pink.

Note also the prominent warts on the cap, this seems to be in direct correlation to the prominent yet fragile concentric rings your specimen is showing.

You can clearly see the fragile veil separating from the stipe, unlike the thick skirt-like annulus found in A. amerimuscaria.

basal rings
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-10 06:27:19 PST (-0800)

Compare to other obs of Amanita muscaria var. persicina. They lack multiple rings at the base of the stem.

Amanita persicina nom. prov.
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2009-11-10 05:44:23 PST (-0800)

The red-orange form of A. amerimuscaria does not occur in the east. Herbert Baker

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