Observation 135594: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2013-05-25
No herbarium specimen

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Oh, man.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-06 14:00:41 CDT (-0400)

I popped an Achilles tendon a couple of years ago, but what happened to you seems much more painful. I’m very sorry about your injury.

There are some larger taxa in subsection Limbatulae; so that is still an option.

Also, although I’ve never heard of such a thing, we should still consider the possibility of peckiana with an overly robust partial veil.

Maybe some day (in good health) you will see this creature again.

Very best,

Rod

Correct
By: Derek (Derek D)
2013-06-06 12:42:58 CDT (-0400)

I wasn’t able to dry any material this time. I was down there with in-laws, and after I collected the specimens, I tore my ACL and Meniscus again playing volleyball, so needless to say my attention shifted from mushrooms to agonizing pain pretty quickly…

This mushroom was not small, but actually rather large. The pileus was about 3.0" I’m diameter. The stipe was about 4" in length and roughly 3/4" diameter.

I see you have no dried material…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-06 09:41:54 CDT (-0400)

Is that correct?

Very best,

Rod

Was this a very small species?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-06 09:41:25 CDT (-0400)

The appendiculate cap margin could point to subsect. Limbatulae in Amanita sect. Lepidella.

http://www.amanitaceae.org?subsection+Limbatulae

Or maybe this is A. peckiana with a more than usually persistent p.v.?

Very best,

Rod

Hello, Derek.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-06 09:37:54 CDT (-0400)

The partial veil is something that is not usually seen in mature species of sect. Amidella. The only North American species of the section with even a transient partial veil is A. peckiana; and that species only has the p.v. briefly just as the cap begins to expand.

So I’m doubtful about sect. Amidella in this case.

Very best,

Rod

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