Observation 111317: Amanita sect. Amidella

When: 2012-09-26

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

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

Specimen available

A single young fruitbody growing from a sandy road bank.

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Regarding the ring, I’m inclined to agree.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-09-27 12:39:35 MST (-0700)

Amanita peckiana has a true annulus that is visible briefly as the button is expanding, but eventually disappears. This is the only membranous partial veil of which I know in section Amidella.

Did you see that Stephen Russell (MO #111311) has brought up one of my old numbers that was not posted on the WAO site? Its posting there is underway now:


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I assume that…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-09-27 12:05:39 MST (-0700)

the well-formed ring on the stipe is an anomaly. I have found amidellas with scaly-fluccose ring zones. But I don’t recall seeing such a nice annulus on any of these.

I have also experienced the phenomenon of an amanita growing after having harvested it.

The stain on the cap
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2012-09-26 20:53:36 MST (-0700)

did not appear to darken further. Interestingly, the mushroom grew in size while being stored in a paper bad for a few hours. The cap expanded and the volval sack shrank in size (see pic #44 for comparison).

Has the stain on the cap darkened further?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-09-26 20:42:29 MST (-0700)


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