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Amanita daucipus Mushroom
Ref No: 6958
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Amanita daucipus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6959
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Amanita daucipus3 Mushroom
Ref No: 6960
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location: North America
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige, Orange
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Volva on stem, Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Amanita daucipes (Montagne) Lloyd Turnip-foot Amanita, Cap 5-20cm across, convex to obtuse, then expanding, flattened; surface smooth, pale cream to pinkish, salmon pink to pale orange, covered with numerous fine and minute pointed warts joined into patches; margin with irregular fragments of partial veil left hanging. Gills free, crowded; pale cream. Stem 50-100x 15-25mm, above ground, swelling abruptly below the soil level into a large turniplike tuberous base, often as long as the stem and 50-60mm (2-21/4in) across; upper edge of bulb with coarse, thick cracks and recurved flakes of volval material; color of upper stem pale pinkish cream, bulb salmon orange staining darker orange, red-brown, or vinaceous. Veil variable, remnants of the partial veil leaving a ring zone at apex of stem. Flesh thick, solid; white, not staining. Odor of old ham to sweet, nauseous. Taste not distinctive. Spores ellipsoid, 8.6-11.7x 5.2-7.2. Deposit white. Habitat loose, sandy, or calcareous soils. Found from Ohio to Tennessee and New Jersey to South Carolina. Edibility not known- best avoided most Amanitas contain toxins often deadly. Comment One of the most spectacular of the amanita species, with very distinct coloring.

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keith newell (United States) - 12 June 2015

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keith newell (United States) - 07 August 2012

Hillsborough, NC. 05-August-2012
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keith newell (United States) - 02 October 2011

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keith newell (United States) - 25 August 2011

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keith newell (United States) - 25 August 2011

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