When: 2010-09-12

Collection location: Rock Island State Park, Warren Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Adamo (adamo588)

No specimen available

Found in mixed pine and deciduous forest in large numbers. The closest thing I could find in my field guides was A. cokeri, but the lack of a persistent ring and fairly strong chlorine odor tells me it may be something else. The large, fully open specimen was 15 cm across. As usual with me, no microscopic data. Sorry. That will change next year, now that I have a scope!


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Came back here …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-11-01 16:56:53 CST (-0600)

I still think A. daucipes is a reasonable guess.


yes, it’s not cokeri…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-11-20 12:44:56 CST (-0600)

Yes we have no bananas.

Brian, you are right about some of the characters that make this critter NOT cokeri: Its annulus is not persistent (and the bottom side is not connected to the stem by many fine fibrils); it should not have an odor if it is cokeri. There is flocculent volval material between the warts, and the warts are too irregularly shaped. The top of the basal bulb is cracking and shows reddish staining/bruising in and around the crack; and cokeri does NOT do this.

It is almost certainly a species of Amanita sect. Lepidella. It might pay to check out how often reddish staining occurs in the flesh of the stem in that section. Off the top of my head, I can think of A. daucipes as one possibility…

Do you have reason to believe that all the shots show the same species?

Very best,