Observation 46449: Amanita vaginata group

When: 2010-06-05

Collection location: Rockville, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)

No specimen available

Habitat – growing on grass, two specimens close together
pileus – gray/silver colored, shiny, glabrous, round, convex, margin entire, striated, flesh is white, does not bruise any color, smell is non-distinctive
Hymenium – white, gilled, gills are close, free, narrow, finely serrulated
stipe – white, hollow, central, equal, with volva, no ring, flexible, inserted
spore print – white

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:19 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Rockville, Maryland’ to ‘Rockville, Maryland, USA



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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-06-07 23:11:44 CDT (-0400)

White instead of pink spore print and gills eliminate Volvariella.

nice photo of A. vaginata very similar to this specimen
By: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)
2010-06-07 22:04:44 CDT (-0400)
There are no remnants of universal veil on top of the pileus
By: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)
2010-06-07 21:59:58 CDT (-0400)

I thought about calling this one A. vaginata but since I did not observe any remnant of the universal veil I was a bit unsure about this. The white spore print and metallic silver cuticle are indeed suggestive of A. vaginata. I think you are right….

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