Observation 6739: Amanita calyptratoides Peck

When: 2008-02-09

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

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

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.


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

Proposed Names

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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: I have collected this mushroom on several other occasions; confirmed with Rod Tulloss.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-02-10 22:55:18 MST (-0700)

The translucence of the stipe was apparent in hand.

Interesting stipe
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-02-10 16:40:53 MST (-0700)

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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