Observation 47637: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang

When: 2010-06-26

Collection location: Oneida Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eric Smith (esmith)

No specimen available



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Recognized by sight: pale cap with long striations, thick stipe, long loose volval sac. if it is
whetstoneae, it’s in section amidella (not vaginata), despite the obvious similarities between this mushroom and a pale grisette.

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This isn’t large enough
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-06-27 11:47:52 CDT (-0400)

to be A. whetstoneae. About 3" tall. The cap is about 1" diameter. The cap color I would decribe as bone white with just a hint of yellow or beige towards the center that didn’t come out in the pics. KOH on the cap had no reaction.

how big was this amanita, anyway?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-06-27 11:41:50 CDT (-0400)

the photos made it look rather imposing, but those pine needles are probably a better measure of its size.

cap may be too white (rather than a pale tan) for the large and imposing whetstoneae, also no sign anywhere of the pinkish-red bruising common in that sp. that volva is sure reminescent of it, tho! ;)


checking spores for amyloidity would confirm the right section, but your inital instincts (one of the vaginata) are probably correct.

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-06-26 22:26:36 CDT (-0400)

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