Observation 81241: Amanita calyptroderma G.F. Atk. & V.G. Ballen

When: 2011-11-01

Collection location: near Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: fewteeth

No specimen available



Proposed Names

-95% (4)
Recognized by sight: thought I had a pair of puffballs until I cut them in half
56% (1)
Recognized by sight
93% (3)
Recognized by sight: the fall coccora. Unmistakeable with the yellow outline of the embyronic amanita inside. In contrast to the various deadly and toxic CA amanitas, coccora eggs are wider at the top than the base.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: zack mikalonis (zackm)
2011-11-02 11:56:10 PDT (-0700)

This season has been especially freaky for me. Many of my coccora patches in Santa Cruz have phalloides popping up throughout them, and not just that, but really yellow looking pahlloides, some with “skull caps”…i have been taking only very few perfect specimens back to the table due to the terrifying proximity of the two. I didn’t know that phalloides could have a hollow or stuffed stipe, thanks a lot debbie, i will continue to be extra cautious!

coccoras always have a hollow to stuffed stipe…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-02 11:13:53 PDT (-0700)

but phalloides sometimes do, too.

never go by just ONE character in IDing amanitas, esp. if you are considering them for the table.

I should have known!
By: fewteeth
2011-11-02 10:37:53 PDT (-0700)

Never seen a Corcoran in an egg stage, but we have them by the dozens especially in Spring. Thanks, Zack!

By: zack mikalonis (zackm)
2011-11-02 09:54:18 PDT (-0700)

In the thrid photo you can see to beginnings of what will be a hollow stipe, a distinct characteristic of the calyptroderma.

Created: 2011-11-01 16:12:26 PDT (-0700)
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