Name: Amanita wellsii (Murrill) Murrill
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
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Rank: Species
Status: Accepted
Name: Amanita wellsii
Author: (Murrill) Murrill
Citation: Mycologia 12: 292 (1920) [MB#174316]
Deprecated Synonym(s): Venenarius wellsii Murrill

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita

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This name is a valid name for a most unusual fungus that ranges northward from the central Appalachians to the tree limit in Canada and beyond. It can occur in subarctic and boreal coastal heaths with blueberries. It has once been reported from a field of cultivated blueberries. A very odd symbiont for an Amanita! See the Amanita wellsii page of the Amanitaceae Studies web site. RET

Collected by: H.L. Wells
Collection date: 01/09/1917
Location details: Springfield
Country (state): New Hampshire

Brief Description:

Cap: 3-10 cm; convex or nearly round at first, expanding to planoconvex or flat; tacky when fresh but soon dry; bald and deep pinkish orange underneath soft, powdery, pale orange universal veil material that is sometimes aggregated into patches or warts; the margin often adorned with partial veil fragments when young, becoming lined at maturity.

Gills: Free from the stem or slightly attached to it; close or crowded; whitish or pale yellow; with frequent short-gills.

Stem: 5-15 cm long; 0.5-2 cm thick; more or less equal above small basal bulb; whitish to pale yellow; finely shaggy or nearly bald; with a very delicate ring that usually disappears quickly; with soft, yellowish, patches of universal veil material on the bulb.

Flesh: White to yellowish; not staining on exposure.

Odor: Not distinctive.

Chemical Reactions: KOH yellow on cap surface.

Spore Print: White.

Microscopic Features: Spores 11-15 × 6-9 µ; long-ellipsoid; smooth; inamyloid. Basidia 4-spored; rarely clamped. Pileipellis an ixocutis or cutis of elements 2-7 µ wide. Lamellar trama bilateral; subhymenium ramose, or with slightly inflated cells.

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