Observation 112668: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2012-10-07
Herbarium specimen reported

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By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-10-07 20:17:39 CDT (-0500)

my ac broke and its like 80 in my apt. with 100% humidity.
i am watching it open.
but, thanks i’ll note that for when the ac is on.

Do you know about wrapping the bulb in damp paper towels to encourage the…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-07 19:37:07 CDT (-0500)

opening? I can’t remember if I have mentioned that lately on MO. Might as well mention it here.


Very best,


By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-10-07 19:10:26 CDT (-0500)

am currently letting it “open” and printing…
will dry when it drops spores.

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-07 19:02:59 CDT (-0500)

The volva on the cap seem to have a sufficiently membranous structure to have held together despite the break-up of the upper portion into patches. The top of the bulb seems marginate (even in one photograph short-limbate). Being from Florida, we can eliminate a stirps with a similar volva that is known from SW Australia. The species might fall in subsect. Limbatulae, which includes a number of taxa first described from Florida.

If you plan to dry it, it would be good to give it a chance to expand and drop spores first.

Very best,


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