Observation 63163: Amanita velosa (Peck) Lloyd

When: 2011-02-06

Collection location: East Bay hills, Oakland, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

more info on Amanita velosa here:

[admin – Thu Feb 10 03:26:50 +0000 2011]: Changed location name from ‘East Bay hills, California, USA’ to ‘East Bay Hills, California, USA


dug up and ready for its taste test.
in situ with habitat hat.
detail of stipe and volva.

Proposed Names

91% (2)
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Recognized by sight: pale apricot colored cap, striate margin even when young, shaggy exannulate stipe, loose saccate volva with inner limb, inner surface often stained cap color.
Based on chemical features: sweet and nutty flavor when carmelized in butter.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Nice photos
By: Len (placeport)
2011-02-07 22:04:47 MST (-0700)

Especially nice color. I like the natural light. I know a place where there tend to be A LOT of velosas around now and will be looking soon! Ha ha..

Just a thought — try opening your F-stop wider to 7 or 8 and set camera on something or use a small tripod for the macro shots. This will keep much more of the mushroom in focus. But these shots are as nice as they come with low F-stops.

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