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Amanita frostiana Mushroom
Ref No: 6976
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Amanita frostiana2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6977
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location: North America
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Yellow, Red or redish or pink
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Volva on stem, Bulbous base of stem, Stem much longer than cap diameter
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Amanita frostiana (Pk.) Sacc. Cap 2-8cm across, convex becoming flat with a fairly distinctly lined margin; bright orange, slightly darker at the disc; smooth, sticky when moist, and dotted with yellow or cream cottony patches of volval material, becoming woolly toward the margin. Gills free, close; white. Stem 47-62 x 4-11 mm, stuffed, tapering slightly toward the top; white to yellowish, slightly hairy, a yellowish, drooping ring that sometimes falls off in age; a white oval-shaped basal bulb with yellowish, cottony patches of volval material on it and the lower stem. Flesh off-white, yellowish. Spores globose, nonamyloid, 7-10.2 x 7-10.2. Deposit white. Habitat singly or in small groups on the ground in mixed woods or under conifers. Rare. Found in eastern North America. Season August. Not edible avoid many Amanitas contain toxins some deadly.

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Kat Evans (United States) - 20 June 2013

not 100% confident about the ID on these. Found in Northern Virginia.
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Ryland Bennett (United States) - 28 October 2012

Amanita frostiana found 10/5/2012 at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation in Sutton, MA.
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Stewart Aucoin (United States) - 01 September 2012

Louisiana. Found under a rotting conifer.
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Robin Anderson (United States) - 16 October 2011

This was found in October in Michigan in a wooded area.
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Anne Whitenight (United States) - 25 September 2010

Found in my back yard. They were everywhere.
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aaron fitz (United States) - 02 December 2008

found in mt.pocono, pa
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