Observation 111870: Amanita wellsii (Murrill) Murrill

When: 2012-10-01

Collection location: Camp Latonka, Wappapello, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

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I have seen A. wellsii twice.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-03-20 07:14:32 CDT (-0500)

Both occurrences were in the same location, a relatively high area here in NE PA, asl > 2000’; soil with (presumably) low ph. A collection I made was posted as a MO obs. The habitat is an open area near a wetland with gray birch trees (Betula populifolia)…small ones 10’-15’, a few small spruce trees, and lots of cranberries. There are blueberry bushes in the general area, but I believe not specifically where the mushrooms were observed.

Amanita wellsii at Mingo
By: Britt Bunyard (Fungi magazine) (bbunyard)
2013-03-19 23:11:42 CDT (-0500)

Although I’ve not been for a few years, I recall this spp being found, in years where I was there, around willow. I have seen it other places in N America around willow as well.

Just to add to the comments…
By: Bill (boletebill)
2012-10-04 11:08:48 CDT (-0500)

…I have found a fruiting of A. wellsii every year for the last 4 years (and again 2 weeks ago) on the side of a road with lowbush blueberries and Black Birch. I think my OB is here in the archives.

Patrick, thanks for checking with Heather.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-03 14:31:54 CDT (-0500)


Found by one of our newer members
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-10-03 10:50:30 CDT (-0500)

who doesn’t foray much — Heather Monroe. She did not
notice what plants and trees were around it.

This species has been reported from blueberry fields by Sam Ristich.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-02 02:57:08 CDT (-0500)

Blueberries are a constant part of the understory where I last saw this species (in northern Quebec).

It’s a curious species.


Similar to much of Missouri
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-10-01 20:40:25 CDT (-0500)

Oak/hickory forest there, primarily. A lot of white oaks. I’ll see if I can find out who got this one & if they know what else was there.

What trees and shrubs occur with this fungus at Camp Latonka?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-01 20:28:48 CDT (-0500)

It seems so strange to me that this mushroom exists at on 150 m elev. so far south. The northern limit of its range reputedly extends beyond the tree line in northern Canada.


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