When: 2010-03-13

Collection location: Mount Woodson, Ramona, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: travasskavich (dadvis)

No specimen available

Found under live oak by poison oak. Scaly stalk slightly pinkish not bruising pink as in novinupta but does have similar base. Some pink showing on cap as well as volva remnants. viel present

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:14 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mt woodson, Ramona, CA (San Diego)’ to ‘Mount Woodson, Ramona, California, USA’


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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Reddish/pink on stipe and cap, low white warts, partial veil, distinct annulus, common in southern CA with live oak

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mushrooms are variable…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-03-15 12:30:18 EDT (-0400)

in looks and habit. this one is blushing on the stipe, and also has other typical novinupta characters. not all mushrooms of the same species look the same. if you think that you have a real oddity, you’d better save your mushrooms. otherwise…no real investigation is possible.

Debbie caught it…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-03-15 12:19:35 EDT (-0400)

My brain saw an annulus, and I’m so used to talking about A. velosa this year that I typed indistinct. My bad.

By: travasskavich (dadvis)
2010-03-15 11:49:04 EDT (-0400)

Not sure I buy that. I’ve seen a lot of blushers and where they grow they grow in abundance this was all by itself and doesn’t seem to bruise

certainly a novinupta…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-03-15 11:01:56 EDT (-0400)

but an “indistinct annulus” is not a feature of this mushroom, like it is in calyptratoides, another fairly common S. CA amanita species.

Novinupta has an often large, pendulous annulus, although this delicate feautre can be lost (like in any annulate amanita). See the many good photos of novinupta on this site to view the many possible manifestations of the novinupta annulus.

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