Observation 33304: Amanita ameripanthera group

When: 2010-02-08

Collection location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jeremy (JeremyH)

No specimen available



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it is not “bad” to leave a mushroom in place and just photograph it…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-02-09 17:26:35 EST (-0500)

but it can make it difficult to get it to the species level, which is kinda the point of this site, documenting the occurence of specific mushrooms in space and time, not just mushrooms in general. sometimes even with all of the macro features in place we can’t name it, either, but that’s another story.

there are certainly some mushrooms (Amanita muscaria comes to mind) that can be partially photographed and still produce a confidant ID. But most will benefit from the full treatment.

Digging is key!
By: Jeremy (JeremyH)
2010-02-09 16:51:16 EST (-0500)

I am still learning more and more, I will definatly get more pictures of the stipe, and digging next time. Sometimes however I just wander and leave everything where I found it, undisturbed. :) (Is that considered bad hunting?)

dig it up next time!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-02-08 10:17:43 EST (-0500)

base morphology critical to ID.
This is either a pantherina, beat to hell by the rain and time or a franchetii. pantherina is more likely, with the brown cap and white warts.

Created: 2010-02-08 01:24:21 EST (-0500)
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