Observation 115659: Amanita Pers.

When: 2012-11-03

Collection location: Ventura Park, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Found among leaf litter from a White fir (Abies concolor), not native to this elevation. Within 4 feet of the trunk. Partially uncovered by animal activity, perhaps one of the many squirrels seen today. I was hoping this might be a truffle. Sectioning the egg proves otherwise. One of the reasons just because something is buried in the duff does not make it a truffle. These might be small scales on the egg, which could suggest Amanita smithiana or similar warted-cap Amanita.


Cap barely defined here, even with soil adherring all over it.
Another photo of the cap.
Sectioned through the base shows an immature Amanita button, with small volval warts.
On bisected egg, warted appearange of cap more obvious (I hope).

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Also shows the yellow pigmented pileipellis …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-11-05 03:49:16 GMT (+0000)


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