Observation 29786: Amanita Pers.

On display at the MSSF fungus fair.


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Recognized by sight: this is not cokeri, although exactly what it IS is still perplexing. It is also a mixed collection, with one of this group an unnamed limbate lepidella and the rest…maybe in section validae. It has the vague look of a white novinupta, and it did redden, but now I’m thinking that it’s something else entirely. I brought one home and it’s on the dryer; I will post my illustrations and spore shots soon.

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to give those MSSF IDers a bit of credit…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-08 16:56:20 PST (-0800)

the “cokeri” that they were undoubtedly refering to is cokeri sensu Thiers, a very different beast from the eastern form, which this is absolutely obviously not. But it’s not cokeri sensu Thiers either, with that membranous annulus. The photo of Amanita cokeri in the Agaricales of CA does kinda look like this mushroom, but not if you go deep. Sometimes, it takes an amanitologist…

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-12-08 16:45:21 PST (-0800)

Thanks for the input. The reason I took this picture is that I was skeptical about this ID as well.

Not cokeri
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-12-08 16:37:04 PST (-0800)

I wish there was a convenient way to search for old comments in which I’ve discussed this species.