Observation 85005: Amanita rhopalopus Bas

When: 2008-10-13

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53° 78.15°

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Common, very large mushroom, growing on the ground under mixed hardwood and pine. Sometimes under hemlock. Mostly upland. Fruits July – October in Culpeper.



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let it rain…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-22 17:55:11 CET (+0100)

you have the perfect umbrella!

Haymarket is very close to
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2011-12-22 15:02:24 CET (+0100)

us in Boston, VA. About 30 miles NE or so as the spore drifts.

Hay Market
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-12-22 13:42:02 CET (+0100)

Part of my Dad’s childhood during the Great Depression was spent in Hay Market, VA. Is that close to your base, Penny?

Very best,


it’s hard to control
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2011-12-22 13:29:19 CET (+0100)

the forest elves. Always cutting up!

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-12-22 04:16:38 CET (+0100)

I like Danny’s observation. :-)


The bulb makes me think of Amanita rhopalopus
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-12-22 04:11:56 CET (+0100)

…so I’ll suggest that for starters…

The collapsing partial veils and appendiculate cap margin are what you might expect.

The image of the top of the cap seems a little grainy at top magnification; so I wasn’t really too sure about fine details on the warts, but I don’t think they have eroded sides and fibrous bases like ravenelii.


you don’t have to be little
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-12-22 03:00:33 CET (+0100)

to look up to mushrooms.

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