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.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:10 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mozart, West Virginia, USA.’ to ‘Mozart, West Virginia, USA’


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By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-10 20:01:41 CET (+0100)

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:

basal rings
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-10 15:27:19 CET (+0100)

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