Public Description of Amanita wellsii (Murrill) Murrill

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Taxonomic Classification:

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


General Description:

http://www.eticomm.net/~ret/amanita/species/wellsii.html

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.


Distribution:

Most common in Northeastern North America but rages as far southwest as Missouri


Habitat:

In mixed woods often near alder


Uses:

unknown


References:

http://www.indexfungorum.org/...

Kuo, M. (2013, May). Amanita wellsii. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/amanita_wellsii.html


Notes:

Amanita wellsii (Murrill) Murrill, Mycologia 12(6): 292 (1920)

Basionym:
Venenarius wellsii Murrill 1920

Citations in published lists or literature:
Saccardo’s Syll. fung. XXIII: 3


Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)


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