Observation 49266: Amanita albocreata (G.F. Atk.) E.-J. Gilbert

When: 2010-07-22

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

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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Got my vote…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-07-28 13:18:09 PDT (-0700)

On the strength of the first image, you’ve got my vote.


just one mushroom
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-07-28 09:06:42 PDT (-0700)

The first two photos are well lit, and yes there is some yellow on the stem. In the last photo, the bottom is more brightly lit than the top, making the top of the cap appear darker.

Are all three photographs of the same fruiting body?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-07-28 06:36:53 PDT (-0700)

The top image looks very much like albocreata, but is the top of the stipe really yellow as shown in these images? I’ve never seen yellow on the stipe of albocreata. What was the habitat?

The last picture has a distinctly colored cap (as depicted) and looks more like A. praecox. The latter occurs at the same time and with the same habitat as A. albocreatea in the mountains of northeastern PA.

Very best,


Very best,


Stipe base shows
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-07-28 04:38:49 PDT (-0700)

what appears to be a volval sac. Otherwise, this looks a lot like albocreata. There have been a few recent posts of what appears to be specimens of A. brunnescens which show stipe base with similar appearance. I’m wondering if albocreata (and others) may sometimes undergo a developmental stage where the collar (or otherwise described material) atop the stipe base either fits loosely or recedes?

I’m basing my comments mainly upon the appearance taken in pics #1, 2.

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