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When: 2012-07-08

Collection location: Oneida Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eric Smith (Magnavermis rex)

Specimen available


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Recognized by sight: Very curious. At first I mistook this for a member of section Vaginataceae poking through the beech leaves. Cap is 1" across and striate in a way I’ve never seen in Amanita before. More like finely corrugated. Yellowish brown, mottled with these two colors on the disc; white underneath. Stem is whitish with lemon yellow undertones. About 3" long. Annulus membranous attached at the bottom, fragile, collapsed. Bulb globose, clasped at the top. Opening slightly on drying into a tight fitting cup. Covered with sand but appears whitish. The only trace of an universal veil elsewhere was a small piece of whitish, floccose material on the ground. Found under beech in mixed forest with sandy soil. Never seen anything like it before, really.

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You’re welcome.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-07-08 20:05:23 PDT (-0700)

The person who held the specimen and saw it with their own eyes ought to be one of the better judges…

Very best,


Thanks Rod.
By: Eric Smith (Magnavermis rex)
2012-07-08 18:13:09 PDT (-0700)

Your suggestion of A. solaniolens with a blown out cap seems likely in my opinion.

Amanita series Validae
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-07-08 15:59:03 PDT (-0700)

This name is not a very useful name. It is slightly useful. It simply means everything that is like neither A. brunnescenns nor like A. bulbosa. I.e. everything in section Validae that is not in stirps Brunnescens nor in stirps Bulbosa. That is the vast majority of the taxa in the section.

If the mushroom of the present observation has a marginate volva (as was described by Eric), then this species is more likely to be in stirps Brunnescens or in stirps Bulbosa than to be in neither.


Maybe s specimen of A. solaniolens in which expansion pulled…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-07-08 14:43:15 PDT (-0700)

the originally closely spaced, pigmented hyphae of the cap apart more than usual?