Observation 54348: Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam.

montane forest ~4900’ in Deception Creek valley
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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Clade II/A
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Recognized by sight: yellow morph, commonly seen in the PNW; uncommonly encountered in CA.

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By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2018-06-17 14:19:32 CDT (-0400)

Both the Eurasian and American species can have yellow volval remnants.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2018-06-17 13:55:10 CDT (-0400)

finally, that tell-tale sign of Amanita muscaria var. flavivolvata!

I spy with my little eye a yellow UV!

I guess that Jan Lindgren’s Key to PNW Amanita species has been vindicated: she clearly stated that flavivolvata, distinctive via its yellow universal veil when the mushroom is young, has many color morphs, including red, orange yellow and white!

Our yellow variant here in the west is more likely to be a color morph of flavivolvata. I would not use Thiers as an authority on western amanitas. He got quite a bit wrong.

I await the DNA results from the recent NAMA Seattle collections of yellow morph muscaria to confirm.

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