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Amanita flavoconia

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
am-ah-NEE-tah flah-voh-KOH-nee-ah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

The most common in the Amanita species found in the midwest and eastern North America.  They typically appear in early to mid-summer.  

This species is suspected to be toxic and is related to other known toxic species of Amanita and should be avoided. The cap is orange to yellow-orange, sticky, with yellow warts, up to 4 inches in diameter. The gills are crowded, white, and free from the stalk. The stalk is a pale yellow to white, with an enlarged, oval base, and powdery appearance. The annulus is white, persistent, and located near the top of the stalk. The volva is yellow, fragile, and often left in the soil when picked. The spore print is white.

The most distinguishing feature of this mushroom is found at the base of the stem.  The universal veil leaves become fragmented, leaving behind yellow remnants.

Found in: Forest or natural area, landscape; singly or scattered, usually under hardwood trees, especially oaks, occasionally under pine.  The roots of the mushroom (fungal species) become one with the roots of adjoining host plants.  This is referred to as an ectomycorrhizal relationship (see diagram). 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#understory tree#mushroom#poisonous mushroom#forest mushroom#non-edible mushrooms#fungus#native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#understory tree#mushroom#poisonous mushroom#forest mushroom#non-edible mushrooms#fungus#native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Amanita
    Species:
    flavoconia
    Family:
    Amanitaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA, NC
    Distribution:
    Throughout NC (more common in Piedmont & Coastal Plain regions)
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Edibility:
    NOT EDIBLE!
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 1 in. - 0 ft. 3 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Mushroom
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    2-4" long, 1/4-5/8" thick, with basal bulb. Smooth to scruffy.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Woodland
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! Poisonous through ingestion. (Poisonous part: mushroom). Symptoms: Apparently, little has been documented on this specific species, but it is expected to produce symptoms similar to other Amanita species: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, abdominal pains, etc. Symtoms occur 30 minutes to several hours after ingesting.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    This species is suspected to be toxic and is related to other known toxic species of Amanita and should be avoided.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems