ID: formosa?

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Post by macaco » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:34 pm

Hi all. I live in an area where there are supposedly a lot of amanita muscaria formosas. I found this little guy in the woods and have never seen one like this before. It's not "orange-yellow" but more like tan-brown. See pics. I'm sure it's an amanitas, but not clear on whether it's muscaria and what var.

Anyone have a guess?

Thanks.
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Post by macaco » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:57 pm

After some digging, I think this was a panther cap. I guess I just didn't expect to find one since I've heard they are rare.

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Post by Stephen L. Peele » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:57 pm

Is that a reddish bruising I see on the right mushroom? That would say Amanita rubescens. slp/fmrc

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Post by macaco » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:14 pm

Good eye, yes there was a pinkish/reddish discoloration on the stem. I saw a pic of a. rubescens but it had a much lighter yellowish cap with faded red "blush" towards the center. Thanks!

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