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Recognized by sight: Look at the radial striation on the fluffy material below the warts. That material is possibly the radially arranged chains of sausage-shaped cells that are typical of the volva in subsect. Vittadiniae.

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It would be wonderful to find subcaligata and get a color photograph.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-26 22:52:15 CDT (-0400)

I was handed a fresh specimen of subcaligata and my camera was set at the wrong speed for flash photography and I got pictures that only show the bottom of the stem. Everything else is black. Well, I paid a price for that lesson.

So I wish you very good luck this year with subcaligata.

Very best,


Past pictures.
By: Alexey Sergeev (asergeev)
2018-06-26 21:12:02 CDT (-0400)

Thank you for the comments. These pictures were taken five years ago at rainy fall. I thought firstly that it could be Amanita subcaligata, because they should grow in a similar place at the same time of year. I hope to find A. subcaligata in September of October of this year.

This could be thiersii, but something else happening.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-26 19:50:01 CDT (-0400)


This is very probably a species of Amanita subsect. Vittadinieae.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-26 19:44:09 CDT (-0400)

But what are the amber beads on the top of the warts.

If this is a sign of the yellowing syndrome, then cutting the mushroom tomorrow is going to result in a rapid yellowing of the flesh.

I tend to think the amber beads are not something genetically determined by the mushroom unless it is a dewatering process of some kind.

I’m curious to know about the next day or two in the life of this mushroom.

Very best,


PS a discussion of the yellowing syndrome will be found here:


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