Observation 49748: Amanita canescens Dav. T. Jenkins

When: 2010-08-03

Collection location: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)

No specimen available

Small in size, these Amanita were 3-4 inches tall, found near downed conifers in mixed hardwood/conifer forest.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:39 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A.’ to ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, USA



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You’re welcome.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-08-06 23:00:27 CDT (-0400)

Te nada.


Thanks Rod
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-08-06 15:53:23 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for your thoughts about this observation. Unfortunately, the materials are not available. Mark

If you still have the “fresh” material…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-08-06 12:38:34 CDT (-0400)

Try holding the stem (not hard, firmly holding) for a minute or so. Then check in a few minutes to see if surface fibrils have become any of the following yellow, yellow-orange, orange-pink, golden, etc. It’s hard to identify buttons, but these might be Amanita canescens, which seems to be more common in recent years than the literature would suggest.

Very best,


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