Mushroom

Mushroom, unknown species.
East Tennessee.

Image: CS Davis, a reader's father.

Can any of the readers identify the species?

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I can't regognise it, but you might find it on Tom Volk's page. And if not, I'm sure you'll find something else interesting: it's a fun site to browse when bored. There's even some smut.

Bob

Is this Amanita Muscaria , by any chance? The page says, that

Although the characteristic white warts are usually present, they may be washed away after a heavy rain.

If it is, you might want to be careful about eating it.

if i had money to wager, i'd bet very high on the amanita genus, and i'm guessing amanita caesaria.
Please don't eat it! :). You know the rule
There are old mushroom hunters, and bold mushroom hunters, but no old bold mushroom hunters.

Bob O'H: "There's even some smut"

You forgot the smut-link, wise guy. :-)

By David Harmon (not verified) on 10 Nov 2006 #permalink

David: you went searching for it. :-)

Bob

I would think this is Amanita muscaria. I've never seen a caesaria, but we have lots of muscaria and pantherina around here. However, I live in the Pacific Northwest, and not East Tennessee, so I don't know what the relative abundances of those species are there.

Doesn't the Amanita muscaria have little white spots, or do those appear later in its life?