When: 2010-08-25

Collection location: Montgomery Co., Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

Shiny Dark Yellow cap with a little universal veil /warts near the margin of the big guy. No other photos. I believe the little we can see of the stipe supports the possibility of a ring. So for those of you who have seen one, does this look like A. phalloides to you?


Proposed Names

14% (2)
Recognized by sight: warts on the cap is NOT a phalloides feature.
66% (5)
Recognized by sight: Cap is the right color, next time flip it over…

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I believe that the yellow universal veil
By: David Rust (incredulis)
2019-11-07 09:55:56 CST (-0600)

which has left warts at the cap edge, precludes this being phalloides.

much more likely to be one of the Validae.

Of course, seeing that base would settle this debate.

Debbie Viess on DR’s computer

Could be phalloides
By: Sam (Alchemy_adept)
2019-11-06 08:27:01 CST (-0600)

I can’t say without a look at the stipe and volva, but I think this could be A. phallodies. The coloring matches some varieties I have seen.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-11-02 18:23:22 CST (-0600)

A. flavorubens grew about fifteen feet from this mushroom in 2011. I suspect you are right.

Boo hoo!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-11-02 18:15:49 CST (-0600)

I guess I am happy that it is not A. phalloides. I took this picture very early in my (grab the violin) career and it has haunted me for this reason. Thanks for clearing it up!

no warts with phalloides
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-02 18:04:13 CST (-0600)

phalloides has a membranous universal veil that either tears cleanly, leaving no remnant on the cap, or leaves at most a very thin patch of material.

as you know, it would be a big help to see the rest of this mushroom! ;)
Could be an amanita in section validae, with warts and that yellow color.