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