Yellow Patches Mushroom – 7/13/19
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/13/19
Observation Time: 11:30 a.m.
Observation Location: near footbridge over Beaver Brook
Common Name: Yellow Patches Mushroom
Scientific Name: Amanita flavoconia
Comments: Amanita flavoconia, commonly known as yellow patches, yellow wart, orange Amanita, or yellow-dust Amanita, is a species of mushroom in the family Amanitaceae. It has an orangish-yellow cap with yellowish-orange patches or warts, a yellowish-orange annulus, and a white to orange stem. Common and widespread throughout eastern North America, Amanita flavoconia grows on the ground in broad-leaved and mixed forests, especially in mycorrhizal association with hemlock.
Mushrooms of the genus Amanita account for most mushroom-related deaths.
More information: iNaturalist