When: 2008-08-04

Collection location: Zaleski State Forest, Athens and Vinton Cos., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

This Amanita was smaller than the others found in the same area and it lacked a partial veil. Otherwise it looks identical to the mushrooms in 8664.

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39% (2)
Recognized by sight
-43% (3)
Used references: The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms; photos 169,170. Differs with your specimen in that the stem bruises reddish where handled; and one picture seems to show more of a chocolate/light brown gills than green gills. However, the spores should be greenish, so I have no problem with the gills and cap being a little gree too. I do not have this species in my area, have just seen photos of it. I would disagree with the name Amanita mostly because there is no volva to my eye.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Unfortunately, I can’t see the whole bulb. It should have been elongate and possibly kicked off to one side (dog-legged). The Greek name means “clubfoot”. Sure determination requires microscopy.
Used references: Personal notes and Amanita Studies site.

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Cap warts and shaggy stem wrong for Chlorophyllum molybdites
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-08-20 10:40:38 EDT (-0400)

Chlorophyllum molybdites has a smooth stem, so it can’t be that. The green tones in the photo are due to long exposure time in deep shade from green leaves.

Your photo does show a partial veil; easily lost/degraded in section lepidella.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-04 11:08:07 EDT (-0400)