Observation 104256: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2012-08-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: never seen it before. Looks like a diminutive A. pachycolea, but under hardwoods and in the east

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The colors are sufficiently different so that I hesitate to call it a match.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-09 02:51:49 CEST (+0200)


By: Leighton Bankes (paducahovoids)
2012-08-08 23:24:54 CEST (+0200)

that is similar. I don’t think (recall) the greyish stem and the volva was diminutive and almost constricted (looking to me) and it was under hardwood ( I realize some amanita can form mycorhizza with a variety of trees) I’ll certainly take your word for it Rod….It or not it?

Here’s one possibility… [edited]
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-08 23:13:31 CEST (+0200)

although it’s one of the species that sorely needs data to be posted on its taxon page:


We think the range extends at least from the NJ Pine Barrens to the Great Smoky Mtns. Nat. Pk. That range is probably not complete.


sorry :(
By: Leighton Bankes (paducahovoids)
2012-08-08 22:35:40 CEST (+0200)

my pick of the base of the stem is blurry, I should have checked the pic before I moved on :(

I don’t know of many zonate caps…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-08 04:33:19 CEST (+0200)

for species of Vaginatae in North America; however, unfortunately, none of them have names so far as I know.


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