Observation 64240: Amanita Pers.

When: 2011-03-09

Collection location: Canyon, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


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By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-03-10 23:46:20 CST (-0500)

Those gills were not widely spaced, just rotten.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-03-10 23:38:57 CST (-0500)

you keep digging yourself deeper into a hole… It’s rotten.

nah, you’re wrong…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-03-10 19:25:08 CST (-0500)

a dismissive glance at a mushroom at arms length is not the same as actually studying it.
the gills were definitely widely spaced. the cap color is a matter of debate, tho.

a fungal detective sometimes doesn’t have a pretty corpse to work with, but I’m willing to look for clues to identity regardless. At least we’re pretty inured to the fly-blown bodies…;)

I agree that it bears a striking similarity to the small Huckleberry and Canyon exannulate amanitas that we have been collecting for years..I would still like to see a fresh specimen to check that cap color, tho. It wasn’t THAT rotten when BakerSt first found it.

it’s the same as this species,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-03-10 15:20:10 CST (-0500)


And having seen the specimen last night (EWWW!) it was a case of gill decay; not widely spaced gills…

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-03-10 14:51:10 CST (-0500)


more details on BakerSt’s green amanita
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-03-10 13:33:51 CST (-0500)

if you thought that amanita was rotten four days ago…you should see it now! ;)
still, I carefully picked apart those gills, and they were indeed widely separated, not close and somehow stuck together to form thick distant gills (!).

the size was surprisingly small, smaller than my small pocketknife. the bulbous base/volva had a powdery look, similar to the odd amanita that I recently collected in Joaquin Miller Park. Waaaaay too far gone for spores, DNA, drying, etc.

thanks to BakerSt for returning to the site and getting the disputed fruit body to me. He will look for more fresh material in the area.

Mystery still unsolved.

Here’s the original sighting of his green amanita:


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