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Amanita silvicola
western woodland Amanita
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Habitat: It occurs in conifer and mixed woods and has been reported with a variety of tree hosts including alder.

Substrate: Leaf litter and soil

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: The edibility of A. silvicola is uncertain, but its close relationship to A. smithiana should preclude anyone from eating it.

Description:
Edibility:

The edibility of A. silvicola is uncertain, but its close relationship to A. smithiana should preclude anyone from eating it.

Identification Notes:

Amanita silvicola is a small to medium-sized species with a rather short, stout stipe in relation to the cap diameter, and A. smithiana, is a usually larger species with a rather long rooting stipe that tapers upward from a spindle-shaped base. A. silvicola usually pushes up the litter or soil from a deep-seated, club-shaped or rimmed stipe base. The outer veil covers the cap and leaves a slight rim of tissue around the stipe base. The partial veil also is soft and fragile and leaves a floccose zone on the upper stipe when the cap expands; typically the surface of the stipe has a soft powdery to cottony covering. The gills are white, close, and have floccose edges.

Accepted Name:
Amanita silvicola Kauffman

Synonyms:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Amanita silvicola in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Amanita silvicola photos.

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