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Posted by WiseAcre on Aug 17th, 2015

Amanita flavoconia – Yellow Patches

Aug 17

My identifications always leave me in doubt but this time I feel my ID is spot on. Yellow Patches have some distinctive features that unveils it’s identity. Veil fragments form yellow patches on the smooth orange-yellow cap. The effect is visually striking making this mushroom as cute as a button.

Yellow Patches Amenita

Amenita flavoconia

On older specimens the patches may be worn off. This one was still fresh and while I hated to pull it up I wanted to check for another identifying characteristic of the veil.

Amanita flavoconia - Yellow Patches Mushroom

Look for pieces of the universal veil attached to the base. Not the best photo but you’ll see some blurry looking yellow fragments. A few remnants of the veil lay scattered around. Other identifying features are the yellow stem and small basal bulb.

Yellow Patches Amanita

Yellow Patches is a look but don’t eat mushroom. Gut wrenching gastronomical distress, dizziness and vomiting would be putting the potential symptoms mildly. It may not kill you but after ingesting one you might wish it would do it quickly.

6 Responses

  1. Ratty Says:

    That’s one of the most colorful mushrooms I’ve seen. I’ve heard that if something is very colorful you should usually not eat it. I guess that maybe applies to mushrooms too.

  2. Diana Studer Says:

    reading an old post of mine and wondering if you are blogging again?
    Yes, you are.

  3. Joan Young Says:

    Hey! Hi there. Nice to see you in the blog world again. I love the looks of yellow patches. Your button one is especially nice. And it’s a pretty easy ID, without look-alikes. Too bad other mushrooms aren’t that easy.

  4. Becky Says:

    It might be nasty, but ir looks pretty next to those bright green partridge berry (? ) leaves. Hope you washed your hands!

  5. rainfield Says:

    Mushrooms are like human, the prettier they are the more dangerous they are.

  6. rainfield Says:

    Oh yes, I have to join other to say welcome back.