Observation 81668: Amanita sect. Amanita

When: 2011-11-07

Collection location: Wake Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: vjp

Specimen available

Pink capped, growing within 10 feet of ash, maple, and tulip poplar. Growing within 50 feet of loblolly pine and oak.

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Proposed Names

31% (2)
Recognized by sight
48% (4)
Recognized by sight
6% (3)
Recognized by sight: why not just a regular ole muscaria that has been bleached out or whose pigments have been dissolved by rain?

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I’m waiting, too.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-11-10 07:55:34 CST (-0600)

The volval remnants on the bulb are consistent with a muscarioid taxon. I suggest that the first step would be to confirm that the spores are inamyloid and that there are clamps on the basidia. These two points and the appearance of the fruiting bodies would confirm that the mushroom belongs in the muscarioid group.

If the clamps are very plentiful, that could be supportive of a determination as var. persicina…emphasis on “supportive.”

Were the specimens collected in a place where sunlight could fall directly on the caps?

It would be interesting to know if other collections of similar material have as much volval material on the bulb…or have less.

The spore data will be very interesting also…although spore data is not the greatest way to quickly segregated the muscarioid taxa in eastern North America. See

Tulloss RE. 2011. Amanita muscaria var. persicina. in Tulloss RE, Yang ZL, eds. Amanitaceae studies. [ http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita+muscaria+var.+persicina ]. accessed November 10, 2011.


cool deal
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-11-07 21:51:26 CST (-0600)

I’ll be waiting… : )

By: vjp
2011-11-07 21:46:25 CST (-0600)

they are pale pink.

I thought the pink cap would be easy to id but i cant find a match. We will look at the microscopy soon.

Cool Amanita!
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-11-07 21:37:33 CST (-0600)

Is the cap pale pink?

ah I should have looked at the notes first. haha.

Cool find bro!