Observation 133456: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang

When: 2013-05-11

Collection location: Ocala National Forest, Marion Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Justin (Tmethyl)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

46% (2)
Recognized by sight: Gray basal volval remnants “strangling” the one lower stipe. Gray patches on cap. Also called by the European name A. ceciliae. Don’t have info about the southern NA distribution of this species.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-12 19:10:44 EDT (-0400)

Hey didn’t see your question until now.
It’s not a flower, it’s the leaves of an old succulent.

It’s an Echeveria sp.

Probably right
By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-12 00:52:04 EDT (-0400)

The ground around these was extremely hard packed, I probably just broke it off

By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2013-05-12 00:50:32 EDT (-0400)

which really neat flower is that growing above the snail shell??

There’s a volva
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2013-05-12 00:48:43 EDT (-0400)

on the specimen to the right in the first pic.

The volva
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2013-05-12 00:45:22 EDT (-0400)

was probably left in the sediment. When they dry out a bit they can get sort of fragile. The strong cap striations, lack of annulus, and apparently elongating stems all point toward Amanita sect. Vaginatae.

Hey Myxo
By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-12 00:06:01 EDT (-0400)

Not sure if relevant or not with this sect.
But I excavated around these and there was no volva.

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