Observation 341238: Amanita lavendula group

When: 2018-10-27

Collection location: Claytor Lake State Park, Pulaski Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)

No specimen available

Interesting widely spaced gills with odd flat cap, possibly amanita, but need help. Found in soil near small fallen conifers and hardwoods. Other nearby amanita had more lemon color, like Amanita lavendula. A third photo was added for this comparison.


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Sorry, no sample
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2018-10-30 00:13:41 EET (+0200)

Hi Rod,
I messed up again, failing to get the sample. I’ll try to remember photos are fun but not enough. Mark

I can check for the typical stipe tissue of an Amanita.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-10-29 22:07:45 EET (+0200)

If you send this to me, mark it with the MO #, please.



Thanks again
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2018-10-28 03:48:06 EET (+0200)

Thanks for your guidance and comments. The interesting and attractive gills will be the challenge, as you suggested.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2018-10-28 03:56:43 EEST (+0300)

The other young mushroom IMO appears to be in the A. lavendula group.

By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2018-10-28 03:50:11 EEST (+0300)

Thanks for your comments. I’m adding a photo of one the nearby amanitas, maybe lavendula type, just for comparison. All of this type, were less developed , but the bulb and the ring appear similar in nature as you suggested.

It does look…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2018-10-28 03:18:37 EEST (+0300)

…a bit like a lavendula-type species with its small, low-placed ring, the characteristic bulb and the staining on the stipe, but man those attached gills are out of this world. :-)

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