When: 2012-04-04

Collection location: Lake Tahoe, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: GreenMan

No specimen available


Is it a Hated Amanita or a Coccora?
Western Flat-Top Agaricus?
Butter Bolete

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-05 10:33:30 PDT (-0700)

last one is certainly not a butter bolete. glandular dots on stipe make it a Suillus.

Blewitt is spot on = Lepista nuda.

Agaricus has insufficient details for specific ID.

Grouping of pale, fragile fungi are Psathyrella sp.

please make separate sightings for each species depicted!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-05 10:29:10 PDT (-0700)

neither spreta (an eastern sp.) nor coccora but rather a velosa, a colorful grisette.

this photo is somewhat ambiguous. the cap color is spot on, along with the striate margin. it should have no annulus or partial veil. it does not appear to have a bulb at the stipe base, and shows part of a membranous volva.

it is normally found with oak.

although velosas are edible, photo IDs, especially ambiguous ones, are not sufficient for safely eating amanitas.