Observation 12705: Amanita onusta (Howe) Sacc.
When: 2008-10-06
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This little Lepidella did not have much of a smell.

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actually up to 103 degr. F in that gym
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-10-17 07:46:13 PDT (-0700)

Yeah, that was a very HOT foray. After three days trying to do microscopy in that gym, I had my first (hopefully only) hypoglycemic episode brought on by heat. I knew my doctor said something about “no hot tubs”….


another country heard from…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-17 06:33:43 PDT (-0700)

for those who don’t sleep, eat and dream amanitas…onusta is one of the blessedly easy to ID (generally speaking) lepidellas.

key characteristics: small size (this one can be key. ;), black(ish) and white coloration, sometimes swollen, rooting bulb with recurved scales, and/or strongly sinuous stipe and ephemeral fruit body; this pretty little amanita is small and delicate! at least, it didn’t last long when collected and brought into a 98 degree gymnasium at a PA NEMF foray that I attended; of course, neither did the human participants!

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-10-17 05:53:48 PDT (-0700)

I concur with Walt’s suggestion. R

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