When: 2008-02-09

Collection location: Sycamore Grove Park, Livermore, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

Notes:
Valley oak.

“hen’s egg brown” cap color, disappearing annulus, smooth below “skirt”, hollow stipe, with the aspect of a tallow candle.
stipe, “tallow candle” aspect to stipe.

Images

1.in hand2.in situ
1.in hand2.in situ

Proposed Names

92% (2)
Recognized by sight: I have collected this mushroom on several other occasions; confirmed with Rod Tulloss.

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Comments

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A.calyptratoides
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-02-11 00:55:18 CST (-0500)

The translucence of the stipe was apparent in hand.

Interesting stipe
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-02-10 18:40:53 CST (-0500)

When I’ve seen this species it was easy to understand why it has the common name of ‘Candlestick Amanita’ since the stipe has a slight translucence like a candle. In these shots I don’t see that translucence. However, based on the stuff stuck to the cap it looks like it had been dry for while.

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