Observation 128724: Amanita ocreata Peck
When: 2013-02-14
(37.9621° 122.088° )

Notes: Specimen 2 of 5 collected and preserved for collection at this location. Reletive to the size of the other fruiting bodies this was quite petite. More details on MO observation # 128706.

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Thanks Mike,
By: groundhog
2014-05-03 05:28:43 AEST (+1000)

We have recieved this material and accessioned it to Rod’s Herbarium.
-Naomi

Little sister comes along for the ride.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-02-19 00:27:28 AEDT (+1100)

You can get more depth of field by closing the aperture on your camera and letting the camera adjust shutter speed to the available light.

It’s great that you got a section of the attached button that shows the developing mushroom. Notice that the mushroom is developing in the upper part of the “egg.” All amanitas with a true bulb at the stem base develop this way. The development has progressed to a point at which the partial veil and gills are beginning to detach from the stem. In the original primordium, there would not be the little triangular spaces on the two sides of the stem. Look how thick the volva is above the cap at this stage of development. That’s real protection.

R

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