Observation 107841: Amanita longipes Bas ex Tulloss & Dav. T. Jenkins

When: 2012-08-30

Collection location: Wharton State Forest, Burlington Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

A single basidiocarp growing from an almost vertical slope of a sandy roadbank under pine and young scrub oak.

The specimen is 14.5 cm tall.

Pileus: ellipsoid — 7 cm = trasverse diameter, 6.2 cm = conjugate diameter; surface glabrous and shiny, off-white to pale gray, covered with a white floccose-fibrilose volval material that is easily removed; cap margin is appendiculate and slightly incurved;

Gills: Crowded, pale cream in color; appear to be adnate; lots of truncate gills of various length are present.

Stipe: curved, ~13 cm in lenth; 1.2 cm at the apex, 1.4 cm in the mid-section, 1.9 cm at widest portion of the bulb; densely covered with floccose-pulverulent volval material that is easily removed and sticking to fingers; no staining was observed upon gentle handling.

Odor is not very strong; pleasant and best described as “non-specifically fungal”.

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Thank you, Rod —
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2012-08-31 16:20:04 PDT (-0700)

I use www.amanitaceae.org, too; however, when I collect in the Pine Barrens, I prefer to browse the old Amanita Studies website because the list there is shorter, i.e. more manageable, and it pertains to species found in specifically in and around the NJ coastal plain. I would certainly hope to see the old site running for as long as possible. :-)

Nice photographs.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-31 12:57:25 PDT (-0700)


You should be aware that we are overdue in disassembling the old Amanita Studies site.

The new reference page for Amanita longipes is


Very best,


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