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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Amanitaceae: Amanita onusta (Howe) Sacc.

Amanita onusta – gunpowder amanita

Common names: gunpowder amanita, Gunpowder Lepidella.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Amanita onusta, commonly known as the loaded Lepidella or the gunpowder Lepidella, is a species of fungus in the Amanitaceae family of mushrooms. It is characterized by its small to medium-sized fruit bodies that have white to pale gray caps crowded with roughly conical, pyramidal, or irregular gray warts. The stipe is whitish-gray with woolly or wart-like veil remnants, and at the base is a spindle- or turnip-shaped base that is rooted somewhat deeply in the soil. The species is distributed in eastern North America, from Nova Scotia to Mexico, and may be found growing on the ground in deciduous forests, particularly those with oak, hickory and chestnut. Fruit bodies smell somewhat like bleaching powder, and their edibility is unknown, but possibly toxic.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (<B>Amanita onusta</B>) on a slope of a small creek in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-10.htm">June 10, 2018</A>
LinkGunpowder Lepidella mushroom (Amanita onusta) on a slope of a small creek in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 10, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Underside of gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (<B>Amanita onusta</B>) on a slope of a small creek in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-10.htm">June 10, 2018</A>
LinkUnderside of gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (Amanita onusta) on a slope of a small creek in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 10, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Dissected gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (<B>Amanita onusta</B>) on a slope of a small creek in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-10.htm">June 10, 2018</A>
LinkDissected gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (Amanita onusta) on a slope of a small creek in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 10, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (<B>Amanita onusta</B>) on floodplain on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-21.htm">July 21, 2018</A>
LinkGunpowder Lepidella mushroom (Amanita onusta) on floodplain on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, July 21, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (<B>Amanita onusta</B>) on white background on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-21.htm">July 21, 2018</A>
LinkGunpowder Lepidella mushroom (Amanita onusta) on white background on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, July 21, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Gills of gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (<B>Amanita onusta</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-21.htm">July 21, 2018</A>
LinkGills of gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (Amanita onusta) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, July 21, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Side view of gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (<B>Amanita onusta</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-21.htm">July 21, 2018</A>
LinkSide view of gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (Amanita onusta) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, July 21, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Dissected gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (<B>Amanita onusta</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-21.htm">July 21, 2018</A>
LinkDissected gunpowder Lepidella mushroom (Amanita onusta) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, July 21, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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