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Another amanita?

Observed: 14th November 2011 By: bobthebirderbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

I'm fairly sure the second specimen is a younger example.
Photo taken on Monday's iSpot Exploring Nature walk at Turner's Puddle, Dorset. See http://www.dorsetwalks.com for dates of forthcoming walks.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

miked's picture

Why do you think its Amanita

Why do you think its Amanita strobiliformis? I don't have any other suggestions just asking about this particular ID. I thought A. strobiliformis tended to be rather shaggy all over including the stem which is smooth here.
Looks to have white gills and if it is an amanita and not A. strobiliformis then it may be even less common.
were there any more pictures taken of this fungus if you did not collect it?

flaxton's picture

My justification was that the

My justification was that the cap looks right and there are remnants of the partial veil around the edge of the cap but the ring does look quite membranous rather than the transitory one for strobiliformis. It is difficult to be sure about the stem but it probably is smoother than I would like. I cannot think of any other Amanita that it could be though.

miked's picture

less likely option might be

less likely option might be macrolepiota excoriata

bobthebirder's picture

amanita?

Yes I do have some other photos. They are all of younger specimens and are not as sharp as this one. They show a much darker, rich brown colouration.

Bob Ford

bobthebirder's picture

amanita?

I didn't collect it but would be quite happy to show you where it is. There were several of them, all very sturdy and quite likely to still be there.

Bob Ford