Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 12521
Taxon: Amanita smithiana Bas
Family: Amanitaceae
Collector: Daniel B. Wheeler   MUOB 12521   
Date: 2008-10-12
Verbatim Date: 2008-10-12
Locality: United States, Oregon, Multnomah, Portland
45.5425  -122.655
Description: Original observation #12521 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: Perhaps the only mushroom one needs to be careful with when collecting matsutake is Amanita smithiana. Not only are the colorations similar, but A. smithiana, to my nose, smells similar to matsutake. It is, however, poisonous. Added to this problem is the fact I have often found A. smithiana immediately adjacent to (less than a foot away in some cases). Identification by Dr. Lorelei Norvell, assisted by Dr. Judy Rogers.
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Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: bfb99662-54d3-4edf-91d6-a6211f344e2e
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Nathan Wilson (
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