Observation 102479: Amanita subcokeri Tulloss nom. prov.

When: 2012-07-22

Collection location: Franklin Parker Preserve, Chatsworth, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

A single specimen growing under pitch pines in sandy soil, with possibly some young scrub oak around.

The impressive curved root apparently stained red-brown.

The odor was pleasant, somewhat reminiscent of burnt sugar.

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Recognized by sight: Appendiculate cap margins and a rooting bulb
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Nice set of photographs, Igor. [edit]
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-07-23 07:21:34 PDT (-0700)

John and Nina brought this specimen around to my house yesterday. The odor of burnt sugar was very strong. Since we say specimens of subcokeri last year from the same site that didn’t have many recurved scales on the stem, I’d guess that this unusual specimen might be the same thing.
This critter’s veil is badly damaged, unfortunately; but I get the impression that it was double.


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