Comment on Amanita Pers. (103363)
Created: 2012-07-31 01:00:54 EDT (-0400)
Summary: hard to believe it’s A. bisporigera
Comment: If I was out in the woods with a group of the world’s leading Amanita experts, we stumbled upon this specimen, and they told me this was Amanita bisporigera, I wouldn’t believe it! It just appears quite different than A. bisporigera specimens I typically find -even in this same general area. Now, since I don’t know what the heck this is, I will take your word for it, but with a little hesitation (naturally)…
The second photo was taken with a flash, so the color would appear differently. I would describe the color away from the cap as a dirty or dull yellow -certainly not like the yellow one might find on, say, A. citrina.
The spore print was very stubborn -got enough to get a measurement, though: 8.5 – 11.5 × 8 – 11 um, globose to subglobose. Certainly appears to be in the ballpark for A. bisporigera.
Waiting for the spore print, the specimen was beginning to deteriorate (especially the central part of the stem). I was able to get it in the dehydrator while still in fairly good condition, so get ready China, here we come!