Observation 71576: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

When: 2011-07-14

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

This mushroom had a very deep root. I dug down about four inches and still did not find the bottom.



Proposed Names

15% (5)
Used references: Might be the same as http://mushroomobserver.org/55251

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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No herbarium specimen
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-07-18 21:39:09 EDT (-0400)

Kicking myself for that again. I saved a few mushrooms that day, but the ones I saved turned out to be easy IDs. This mushroom was left in the forest. I thought that the long taproot, large size, and general appearance put this mushroom squarely in Amanita section lepidella. I do not recall any particular smell.

If I see it again this week I’ll collect a sample.

No herbarium specimen?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-07-18 19:00:27 EDT (-0400)

Is that correct?


it looks
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-07-18 15:57:21 EDT (-0400)

like gill color might intensify with maturity. if this was collected and still around, maybe our collector can confirm or deny?

a bit like..
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-07-18 00:47:08 EDT (-0400)

obs 55251

Yeah… on looking at Darv’s link again
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-07-15 07:48:05 EDT (-0400)

I have to change my votes.

I’m with Darv
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-07-15 01:56:34 EDT (-0400)

This looks very similar to the obs he linked to. There is red under those “cafe au lait” gills in the high res view. The partial veil on both obs breaks the same way leaving all remnants on the cap margin.

I’ve found Melanophyllum once, but it was much smaller.

I’d call it more like “cafe au lait”
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-07-15 00:15:26 EDT (-0400)

Than red…

Gill color
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-07-14 23:51:38 EDT (-0400)

It looks like it has red gills. Did you do a spore print?

Thanks for the name Darv
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-07-14 22:57:21 EDT (-0400)

I’m pretty sure this is a Lepidella. Very cool that you proposed a look-a-like name. I agree with DamonBrunet that lookalike names add much value to an observation.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-07-14 22:13:25 EDT (-0400)

Okay is okay with me.

Created: 2011-07-14 21:56:34 EDT (-0400)
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