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Amanita

Amanita sp.

Description:

Cup type with orange top Gills were close & came all the way to top edge of cap Stalk central

Habitat:

Red clay hillside in Cushing Mem. Park in Canton, Ga 30114 Light rain yesterday

Notes:

I could not positively ID from my Nat Audubon Soc Field Guide to N A Mushrooms, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Also any iPhone apps or web sites that help ID... PS pics #3,4,&5 are taken on 7/26/13 at same location but showing different stages of growth.

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4 Comments

JOHN2
JOHN2 9 years ago

Ok, thanks I did not know about the "aging process" of mushrooms.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

It's likely to be an amanita, but the wrong time of year for muscaria.

True cup mushrooms do not have a stem/gills, and yes, many mushrooms flatten or even cup with age

JOHN2
JOHN2 9 years ago

Hummm, why is this not a type of Cup room? Do mushrooms invert themselves when older?
When I look up Amanita I see listing for 18 types & lots more on scientific listings?
I am a neophyte when it comes mushroom IDs, so thanks for any help!

ShannonInCT
ShannonInCT 9 years ago

Looks like an Amanita from the ring on the stem and the radial lines on the cap.

JOHN2
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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2013
Submitted on Jul 28, 2012

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