Observation 78016: Amanita sect. Validae (Fr.) Singer

When: 2011-10-04

Collection location: Oneida Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eric Smith (esmith)

No specimen available



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28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Smallish. Open cap under 2". The bulb is soft and seemingly layered like in the local A. citrina. Not at all like A. brunnescens. Yellowish uv tissue on the stalk. Dark disc. No staining. Found in mixed woods.
-10% (3)
Recognized by sight: The one thing I don’t see (which I’d expect in porphyria) is gray on the ring.

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The gills are
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2011-10-05 22:21:01 CDT (-0500)

crowded. The annulus and lack of greenish tones in the cap also lean towards Amanita species 02. Hemlock and oak are both present in this area. No uv tissue was noted on the caps at any time.

Thanks Dave.
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2011-10-05 22:13:35 CDT (-0500)

The collected specimens have elongated and opened up nicely. There is absolutely no gray on the annulus. It’s thin and membranous and actually funnel shaped. Pure white. Not striate or decorated. The darkl disc has remained and even become more accentuated as the rest of the cap has turned a rich brown color, paler towards the margin.

The bulb is rimmed. Not especially large or abrupt. Rooting in one of the three specimens. Soft. Some reddish brown staining on the stem above the bulb is now apparent. Scent of old potatoes.

It’s a pretty little Amanita that matches Amanita solaniolens pretty well except for no greenish tones on the cap.

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