When: 2009-10-06

Collection location: Rotary Park, Clarksville, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: jim (ckm3)

No specimen available

Singleton, growing in open hardwood forest. Cap about 8 cm dia, stipe 20 cm, 8 cm broad towards base.


Proposed Names

23% (2)
Recognized by sight
60% (2)
Used references: correspondence with members and comparison of morphology with Amanita of the Lepidella section on line.

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Name should be Amanita rhopalopus pers.
By: jim (ckm3)
2009-11-24 01:45:39 EET (+0200)

I don’t understand the “sordid yellow” comment, on my monitor they are “buff” like a file folder. I offer that because photos are not always true to colors and shades, nor are monitors as faithful as we’d like. I’m sorry I don’t have either a sample nor a spore print, but feel that Amanita rhopalopus group is an appropriate identification.

A species of sect. Lepidella, but not Amanita cokeri
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-11-23 05:08:15 EET (+0200)

The colored gills are a trip! I’ve not seen that before in the two taxa that I thought were most likely from the first shot (unsectioned). When I looke it over, I thought that A. rhopalopus and A. magniradix (which are rather similar morphologically) were possibilities. But the sordid yellow gills suggest something else. Too bad there’s no herbarium specimen.

Interesting photos.