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Unidentified Amanita

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*** Warning ***

I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

I am grateful for corrections to taxonomic determinations, please contact me at FreeTiiuPix 

 

Amanita Species Fungi

I must admit that my head is spinning with various descriptions of Amanita species that are confusing my attempts at identification!  The more characteristics of various species that I investigate, review and try to apply to the photographs I've captured,  the more I can appreciate that my efforts may be entirely futile.  I'm quickly learning that I really don't know anything about mushrooms!  As an amateur, I have no spore prints, microscopic analysis, etc.!

The Amanita genus contains about 600 species!  There are many that are truly beautiful - think of the red-domed, speckled mushroom found as illustrations in storybooks.  Some species, however, are the most toxic in the world - Destroying Angel (Amanita virosa) and the Death Cap (Amanita phalloides).   

Typical Amanita characteristics include:  

- large and often colourful specimens;
- having a white spore print;
- free gills (not attached to the stem);
- evidence of universal veil that creates a volva (cup at the base);
- patches or warts over cap;
- ring on the stem;
- dry caps.

Remember - all fungi look different at various stages of growth.  There are some Amanita species for which there is no ring, and ones where the ring may disappear early.  Often the cup may be missing and only remnants or ridges are seen at the base of the stalk.  Gills may be attached or become free with maturity, rain washes off warts, etc.

Attention should be made to the base of the stem since the shape of the stem base will  help to identify the species.  Note also what trees surround your specimen since the majority of Amanitas are "mycorrhizal" (have a symbiotic relationship with a plant).

Note:  Amanitas look very much like to an amateur like the fungi in the Limacella genus.  They have much the same characteristics except that the caps of Limacella are slimy.  Remember though, that the caps of old species may dry up.

Did you know...

that 95% of fatalities from eating mushrooms come from an Amanita species?  The Death Cap is responsible for 50% of those!

 

Note:  For identification purposes, I have grouped together images of the same fungus taken at different angles as, for example, fungus "a".  Therefore, any image beginning with "a",  "a-1" for instance, is of the same mushroom or group of mushrooms as "a-2", "a-3", etc.  In any case, they are of the same species, photographed at the same time, in the same location.

Once the letter id changes, the image is of perhaps (I say perhaps, because it may coincidentally be of the same unidentified mushroom as in a different letter category) a different mushroom species, photographed at a different time.   Meaning, "b-1" is an image taken nowhere near an "a" image.  It may or may not be of the same species.

 

White gills and ring stem of Amanita wild Ontario mushroom

Unidentified Amanita  "d-1"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Ring around stem of white Amanita mushroom

Unidentified Amanita "d-2"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Gills and stem of white Amanita fungus

Unidentified Amanita "d-3"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Hand holding Amanita wild Ontario mushroom

Unidentified Amanita "d-4"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Tan yellow Amanita mushroom

Unidentified Amanita "d-5"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Tan yellow cap with ridges of Amanita fungus

Unidentified Amanita "d-6"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Yellow tan Amanita fruiting body

Unidentified Amanita "d-7" 
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Fruiting body of Amanita mushroom in grass

Unidentified Amanita  "d-8"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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New growth of Amanita fruiting body northern Ontario

Unidentified Amanita "e-1"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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New growth of several Amanita mushrooms.

Unidentified Amanita "e-2"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Hand holding immature Amanita fruiting body.

Unidentified Amanita "e-3"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Tan beige round cap of Amanita wild Ontario mushroom

Unidentified Amanita "e-4"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Fingers holding Amanita mushroom

Unidentified Amanita "e-5"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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Tan brown round cap of immature Amanita fungus.

Unidentified Amanita "e-6"
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park during the late autumn.]

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