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Amanita multisquamosa
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Amanita multisquamosa

Common Name: Small Funnel-Veil Amanita

Synonyms: A. pantherina var. multisquamosa, Amanita cothurnata

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood & Mixed forests

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: White

Comments: 

This mushroom often has light brown tones to the cap with whiteish warts on the surface. Aside from that, look for an enlarged bulb at the base of the stem with a volval collar, and a ring on the stem. The ring can often be pulled up into a funnel shape.

Many people and field guides may refer to this mushroom as Amanita pantherina.

Scientific Name: multi- "many" + squamosus "squamose," "scaly," "warted" = "many-scaled" or "many-warted"

Lookalikes:  

Amanita velatipes has yellow tones to the cap. Amanita pantherina has more brownish tones to the cap. Amanita albocreata has more yellowish tones to the cap and lacks a ring on the stem. Amanita canescens lacks a volva at the base. Amanita brunnescens has a bulb at the base, often with a cleft, and no volva.

Pictures:

Amanita multisquamosa

 

Amanita multisquamosa

 Amanita multisquamosa

8/28/12 - Shades State Park - Rockville, IN

Amanita multisquamosa

Amanita multisquamosa

Amanita multisquamosa

Look for an enlarged bulb at the base with a volval collar at the top. The ring is often pulled up as with the mushroom on the left.

Amanita multisquamosa

Amanita multisquamosa

10/3/12 - Griffey Woods - Bloomington, IN

Amanita multisquamosa

9/16/12 - Leonard Springs - Bloomington, IN

Amanita multisquamosa

Amanita multisquamosa

Amanita multisquamosa

Amanita multisquamosa

8/25/12 - Shades State Park - Rockville, IN