Observation 68794: Amanita pelioma Bas

When: 2011-06-06

Collection location: Saleeby-Fischer YMCA, Rockwell, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)

No specimen available

Growing alone, from soil under Fagus grandifolia and a species of Quercus, in mixed woods.

8.8cm broad
some-what campanulate to convex, off white or creamy with gray tones, some smooth areas with the rest of the cap surface left covered in a creamy-gray powder that forms wart-like tufts

creamy tan, crowded to sub crowded, adnate
Partial veil:
white, membranous, covered in off white powder that form “tufts”, covering lamellae, not attached to stipe only to the margin,

27cm long, Apex: 1.4cm wide, Bulb: 2.2cm wide, Root: 1.2cm wide
Off white or creamy with gray tones, covered in white powder that when rubbed in a downward motion, peels, bruises brown where handled, solid
Flesh: creamy, bulb’s color is slightly darker

I asked a few different people what name they would say the smell of this mushroom was like and recieved some pretty random answers.
“Pungent and Earthy”, “like Old Urine” (?), “Old shoes with maybe a hint of smelly feet!”, and I still say it smells “stale”

5% KOH:
Faint blue-green reaction on the pileus and no reaction on the stipe’s flesh.

The white larvae got to this one.


Bruises brown where handled
Observation (68682) was found around the middle of the far right side of the photo

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Recognized by sight: Collected a few days after Observation (68682) and around five feet from it.

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