Observation 74638: Amanita spreta (Peck) Sacc.

Found these large Amanita sp. underneath Oak I believe, there were several trees present but oak was the most prevalent.

I have never seen this one before, I tried to dig the base up but since they had been up for a few days in the Georgia heat and had some fungus gnats in them it was impossible for me to get the complete base up without some destruction.

I was rushing down the trail frantically taking pictures and collecting specimens because there was a family about 50 yards behind me that loved to kick mushrooms, so sorry for not getting proper pics of them in habitat.

Pileus: 8-10cm across, slightly sticky, nice shade of gray fading to white near the margin.

Stipe: 14-20cm long, enlarging towards base, annulus present.


In the wild
Pilei with flash

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I missed the short striate margin before I saw you’re dried material.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-21 12:50:22 EDT (-0400)

I’m suggesting Amanita spreta for this observation. I think it must arrive with oak at a certain point in the maturing of the tree/forest. We never had it on lawns in our town in the past. For the last couple of years it has been appearing with the oaks on lawns and in the cemetery. This year it is particularly widespread. I even had it come up associated with my solitary mature oak…right in the middle of my faux-wetland wildflower garden.


Thanks for letting me know about sending some amanitas to us…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-28 12:48:32 EDT (-0400)

here in Roosevelt.

Very best,


By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2011-08-26 18:26:02 EDT (-0400)

I did not notice an odor, the skirt was how it appears in the first pic. Hanging down, like a…well…skirt. See the specimen in the front (smaller one) of the first picture.

I have not been online in a while because I have been busy with my seed company, but I still have a ton of specimens to send you if you don’t mind.

Some questions…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-25 21:13:24 EDT (-0400)

Did you notice an odor?

What was the skirt like in its original condition?

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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