Observation 105545: Amanita bisporigera G.F. Atk.
When: 2012-08-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in white pine duff, less than a yard from the actual tree trunk.

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Thanks Ben,
By: groundhog
2014-06-06 18:13:59 SAST (+0200)

This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium.
-Naomi (working with RET).

Ben and Sam.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-17 02:23:22 SAST (+0200)

You can put a drop of 5% or 10% KOH solution (in water) on the cap. If it turns yellow, then you have support for the identification of the species as A. bisporigera. Sam asked if I would look at dried material. Yes, I will look at material that is mature enough to make a spore print. I would not ordinarily solicit material of bisporigera. In this case, you have a project is interesting. Poison content varies greatly in A. bisporigera according to past reports, from nearly nothing to more than enough to kill an adult human.


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