cap bright red with white "warts"
Cap: gray-brown, convex, margin striate
Stalk: white, sinuate
Volva: white, sac-like
A button and a mature specimen found together by the longhouse at TESC.
A button and a mature specimen found under doug-fir in old growth forest.
Found in campsite on coast of Washington growing in grass.
There were many Amanita under pines in an area about 200 feet square. I think all are muscaria, despite the differences in appearance. For now I am just gathering all the photos from this small area into one observation. I will work more toward identifications at some future bloom date. These photos were all taken the same day within about 30 minutes.
The Pluteaceae are a family of small to medium-sized mushrooms which have free gill attachment and pink spores. Members of Pluteaceae can be mistaken for members of Entolomataceae, but can be distinguished by their angled spores and attached gills. The four genera in the Pluteaceae include the widely distributed Volvariella and Pluteus, the rare Chamaeota, and Volvopluteus, newly described in 2011 as a result of molecular analysis. The Dictionary of the Fungi (10th edition, 2008) estimates...