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Amanita cokeri Mushroom
Ref No: 6949
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Amanita cokeri2 Mushroom
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Amanita cokeri3 Mushroom
Ref No: 6951
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location: North America
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Volva on stem, Bulbous base of stem
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Amanita cokeri (Gilbert & Kühner) Gilbert Cap 7-15cm across, flatly convex with veil remnants hanging from the margin; shiny white; smooth, slightly sticky when moist, and dotted with largish white to brownish warts of volval material which become flatter and more cottony toward the margin. Gills free or just attached, close, broad; white to pale cream. Stem 110-195x 10-20mm solid or stuffed, tapering slightly toward the top; white; finely silky, then hairy becoming scaly toward the base; the white, membranous hanging ring near the top of the stem has a thickened edge (sometimes double) and is line above and torn and woolly beneath; the large. spindle-shaped rooting basal bulb has white of pale brown pyramidical warts and recurved scales of volval material, usually arranged in concentric circles at the top of it. Flesh white. Odor slight. Spores ellipsoid, amyloid. 10.1-12.6(12.9)x6.3-7.3(7.7)µ. Deposit white Habitat singly or scattered on the ground in mixed coniferous or deciduous woods, especially oak and pine. Common. Found in southeastern North America. Season July-November. Not edible -avoid. Comment The spores of my specimen are rather small and possibly further examination of this species is necessary.

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Tammy Snodgrass (United States) - 23 October 2009

Found in Northwest Ga in old growth woods.
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Tammy Snodgrass (United States) - 23 October 2009

Found this beauty in northwest Georgia.
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Edmond Bush (United States) - 04 October 2009

Absolutely beautiful specimen. It was just pushing through the pine straw. Pic taken at Red Top Mountain in Northwest Georgia.
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Janice Barzanti (United States) - 01 October 2009

Found in WV
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Darryl Christensen (United States) - 10 August 2009

Picture 2 of 3
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Darryl Christensen (United States) - 10 August 2009

I found this specimen in Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA.
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Jonathan Sherrill (United States) - 08 December 2008

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