When: 2008-07-16

Collection location: Boone, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

Note lobed volva, appendiculate margin, erroded gills, brownish coloration.


Proposed Names

-54% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Jenkiins, RET.
91% (2)
Recognized by sight: From the background, I take it that this species was small. Note that the striations on the cap are very distinct before the cap has opened. With these two characters, there is a better than 50-50 probability that this is A. pseudovolvata. It is often pictured in place of A. volvata in field guides…probably because it is very much more common. Its range extends throughout the eastern US and SE Canada. It can be very small for an Amanita.
It has been called “species 41” in my keys, etc.
Used references: Amanita Studies website

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Thanks, Rod! You de man!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-07-31 10:40:37 CDT (-0400)