Observation 96861: Amanita velatipes G.F. Atk.

When: 2012-05-27

Collection location: Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: BakerSt10

No specimen available



Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Some type of Amanita, out of my normal hunting area, suggestions please.
63% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Sometimes the marginal cap striations are difficult to detect when in the button stage.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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The volva on the bulb of praecox,,,, [edit]
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-06-10 10:21:49 CDT (-0500)

is thin and membranous; and the bulb (consequently) is more globose in form and not having the “abrupt” appearance as seen here. It seems plausible that the abrupt appearance is created by a pantherina-like volva on the upper bulb in the present case. The cap color seems a little off for velatipes; so I didn’t suggest that. However, you see much more velatipes than I do.

The stem look watersoaked. The p.v. looks like it might be just about to be peeled away from the gills by the stipe’s expansion. I’ll favor your suggestion of velatipes, David.


Velatipes vs. praecox…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-06-10 09:48:17 CDT (-0500)

I have confused these two types in the past. So I guess I’m on shaky ground making a “promising” proposal here :-) Checked out the two species on the Amanita site. Shape of bulb and even yellow cap color appear to favor velatipes. Difficult to tell in the button stage.

Rod, I’m a bit confused by your comment…. Doesn’t praecox have the “gutter” basal rim as seen in many panthers?

Well Rod
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2012-06-09 23:01:02 CDT (-0500)

Put your big boy pants on, and throw a name out there! :)

The stipe base…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-06-09 22:01:09 CDT (-0500)

appears to have a pantherina-type volva. This would be unusual for praecox.


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