Observation 6778: Amanita constricta Thiers & Ammirati

When: 2008-02-11

Collection location: Novato, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Kirkpatrick (natashadak)

No specimen available

gray tinting at top of volva


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Amanita constricta
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-02-13 09:45:58 CST (-0500)

Your ID is correct, but the outside of the volva can turn gray in a number of species (I have been meaning to run this question by Rod Tulloss, since I have also found gemmata-like amanitas with this characteristic). It is the inner volval sac that is gray in constricta, not to mention the constriction depicted in your second photograph.

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