Carrot-foot Amanita Amanita daucipes (Berkeley & Montagne) Lloyd  

Status:

Found scattered or in groups on ground in mixed conifer or deciduous forests.

Description:

Cap: Large, pinkish-orange, conical covered with warts of same color; convex becoming flat in age; margin may have veil remnants; flesh thick, white with strange unpleasant odor (compared in some references to "old ham"). Gills: White/cream, crowded, may have areas with red tinges; patterned veil may still cover gills when fruiting body is sizeable. Stalk: White/pale pinkish-orange; white membranous ring; a substantial portion of the large spindle-shaped bulb (often with longitudinal splits) may be visible above ground (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 10 records in the project database.

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Carrot-foot Amanita (side view) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Carrot-foot Amanita (cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/5/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Carrot-foot Amanita in Howard Co., Maryland (9/5/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Carrot-foot Amanita (veil still covering gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/13/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Carrot-foot Amanita (bulb) in Howard, Maryland (7/29/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Carrot-foot Amanita in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/12/1991). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Carrot-foot Amanita spores collected from a specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2014). Eliptic, smooth; measured 9.9-10.5 X 6.0-7.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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