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Gemmed Amanita Amanita gemmata

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
am-ah-NEE-tah gem-MAY-tah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This species is similar to Amanita muscariaA. pantherina, and A. cothurnata, and, apparently, interbreeds with them. These species do occur in North Carolina but apparently not as commonly as A. gemmata and A. muscaria.

The cap is dull yellow to pinkish-yellow, covered with small to medium white scales or warts. The cap can be flat or have a slight depression at the center where the coloring is somewhat darker. 

The gills are white, close, and slightly attached to the stalk.

The stalk is white with a bulbous base with a distinct collar. Gradually tapers, stuffed then hollow with cracked scaly belts.

The annulus is white, fragile, often disappearing with age, and located near the top of the stalk.

The spore print is white.

They are typically found growing in forests or other natural areas, or in the landscape.  It can be found growing singly or in small groups in mixed hardwood-conifer forests, or in pure pine stands. Their seasons begin in late spring or early summer and ends in the fall.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#poisonous#poisonous mushroom#forest mushroom#non-edible mushrooms#sticky#native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#poisonous#poisonous mushroom#forest mushroom#non-edible mushrooms#sticky#native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Amanita
    Species:
    gemmata
    Family:
    Amanitaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA, NC
    Distribution:
    Throughout NC
    Edibility:
    NOT EDIBLE!
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! Poisonous through ingestion. (Poison part: mushroom). Symptoms: Person may appear intoxicated or have visual hallucinations 3 minutes to 3 hours after eating; other reactions include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, irregular and slow heart beat, agitation, and in exceptionally rare cases of severe poisoning, coma, convulsions, and death.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems