Observation 12877: Amanita muscaria var. guessowii Veselý
When: 2008-10-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Two of this extraordinary Amanita were growing just within the drip line of an Eastern white pine near the edge of the big stand.

First three photos: a mushroom I left undisturbed. Despite this, it was gone two days later, on the 17th. It was tea-saucer sized and about as high as wide.

Next five photos: in situ photos of mushroom number two, from above and from the side. This one was partly covered in needle duff, unlike the first. It was actually a bit larger, but it wasn’t the one that caught my eye from afar, due to this duff.

Next: mushroom two, uprooted, from the side, in its entirety.

Next three: mushroom two, stipe base, various angles, close-up. Definitely from section Amanita, the muscarioid mushrooms.

Next: top of stem, ring, angled view of gills, cap margin.

Next two: underside of cap, flat-on view of gills, whole and zoomed.

Next three: environs. First, base of tree with both mushrooms visible. Then zoom-out. The tree near the center is the one. It and the tree in the foreground on the right are Eastern white pine; the tree to the left looks like jack pine. Last: top of the tree with the mushrooms beneath.

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