Observation 49036: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

When: 2010-07-20

Collection location: Babcock State Park, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available



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By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-07-25 16:52:53 CDT (-0400)

As I’ve noted in other observations from this location, the red-brown coloration appears to be the result of environmental bruising. When buffeted by wind and rain the universal veil takes on a reddish hue. This specimen is young and pristine. It was growing in a sheltered location under hemlock and tall ferns. The cap warts show little color because they are young and undamaged by weather.

This is as much A. daucipes as the rest of the big, stinky, reddening Lepidellas found at Babcock state park.

I would have thought that you’d have rose-colored warts by this stage…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-07-25 11:18:35 CDT (-0400)

I would have expected more red in staining reaction on the bulb.


A. daucipes
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-07-25 09:47:51 CDT (-0400)

Thanks Rod, this was an amazing specimen. There were thousands of them at Babcock last week. They were easily the most common mushroom up there. All very large, and all with red-brown staining on the bulb. Rusty coloration was also usually present on the cap warts, but that seems a bit more variable.

Well, it’s not A. ravenelii…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-07-25 09:28:05 CDT (-0400)

The warts on the cap (beautiful shot!) are not on radiating fibrous bases. We can eliminate A. ravenelii.


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