Amanita atkinsoniana identification

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Amanita atkinsoniana Coker Cap 6-13cm across, convex becoming flatter or concave with veil fragments hanging from the margin; white to cream and pale graying brown, lighter toward the margin: veil become yellow and slimy in age; small, reddish-brown warts from the volva become loose, cottony patches on the cap margin. Gills free, crowded, moderately broad; pale cream with a faint reddish stain. Stem 65-210 x 10-30mm, usually tapering slightly toward the top; whitish; smooth to finely hair a pale, fairly fragile ring persists for a time, then collapses against the stem; the turnip-shaped basal bulb is usually covered with volval remnants forming rings of reddish-brown warts on the bulb, sometimes extending slightly up the stem. Flesh white, occasional, staining yellowish or pinkish. Odor faintly of chloride of lime. Spores ellipsoid, amyloid, 9-12.9 x 5.3-7.9?. Deposit white. Habitat singly or scattered on the ground in coniferous and mixed woods. Fairly common, particularly in the Southeast. Found widely distributed in eastern north America. Season August. Possibly poisonous -avoid, dangerous.

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More info about Amanita atkinsoniana mushroom

Stem type:
Ring on stem
Volva on stem
Bulbous base of stem
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
cream or yellowish
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Grey to beige
Normal size:
North America
Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Mushroom slimy or sticky
Last modification: 2015-10-02 00:31:18

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