Amanita cokeri

Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.

TricholomaAgaricales     Order
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)

Amanita caesareaAmanita     Genus
Fruiting body having a combination of some of the following characteristics:
Stalk growing out of a cup of cottony tissue called a volva (all white-spored mushrooms with a volva go here)
Cap with scattered patches or flakes of the same sort of tissue as the volva (see second picture), easily peeled off
Annulus (skirt-like ring on stalk)

Amanita cokeriLepidella     Section
Annulus present
Volva absent; base of stalk swollen and rooting
Universal veil material often very powdery, or leaving very pointy remnants on the cap
Cap usually white or grey

Amanita cokeri     (E. J. Gilbert & R. Kühner) E. J. Gilbert

Here are the characters that distinguish this species from the others in its group. For its more general characters, see higher up on the page.
If there's just a few words or a microscopic feature here, a more thorough description can be found above.

Amanita cokeri


Microscropic Characters


Amanita cokeri has a look-alike which is identical except that it slowly stains pinkish, and smells of cedar

Amanita cokeriI don't know how diagnostic it is, but the partial veil in this species often seems to pick up striations from the gills. The picture in R. Phillips (1991) also shows this feature