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Tawny Grisette

Observed: 6th July 2012 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

At the side of a woodland path in leaf litter.
I've added a very poor photo of the eaten (possibly) side.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

miked's picture

Its an amanita but can you be

Its an amanita but can you be sure its A. fulva as this species usually darker and very often does not have the veil remains on cap.

flaxton's picture

If the colour is as shown in

If the colour is as shown in the photo it is not A fulva.

jhn7's picture

Colour is true

I thought it had not developed the tawny colour or lost the scaly patches because it was very young - it wasn't there the afternoon before. Also it was very like the only other one I've found
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/236887?nav=related
which I suppose you might say isn't a Tawny Grisette either!!

Janet
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flaxton's picture

Janet Your other find is

Janet
Your other find is definitely A fulva.
A fulva is that tan colour from a very early stage under the veil. It may fade towards the edge as it matures but does not start out white as in this find.

jhn7's picture

Thank you!

Thats a relief anyway. The cap was only about 3 cm across so that rules out Solitary Amanita, could it be A vaginata?

Janet
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dejayM's picture

ID issues

Janet...
Have you worked out why the ID panel is unpopulated (Wiki etc)? And why other observations are, well, silly?
ðj

jhn7's picture

Sorry I hadn't noticed.

I'm afraid I've been out of the loop since June this year (2013) because my dog has been very ill and required a lot of time to look after. Amongst other things his back legs have become fairly useless which means I don't take him out twice daily as I used to and therefore am not seeing things to put on iSpot. I hope the problems have been resolved by now.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

dejayM's picture

sorry

Well Janet, welcome back into the loop.
When I wrote my comment, I was following a number of A.fulva/vaginata posts and yours, like some of the others, was showing no ID links to Wiki etc. and the Other Observations were, at the time, ridiculous.
Since then, maybe even within minutes, a miraculous fix has occurred and all is well.
Your picture, as others have implied, does not show the usually distinctive features of A.fulva - colour is not the only suspicious feature.
Shiela (Fenwickfield) seems pretty certain but I cannot be (as if that is of any value!)
I believe your other post IS of A.fulva.

So, I hope your dog is doing well and that you will post more often.
ðj