Observation 136104: Amanita volvata (Peck) Lloyd

When: 2013-06-02

Collection location: Long Hunter State Park, Davidson Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Adamo (adamo588)

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7.5cm cap diameter, 11cm long stem, solitary specimen growing on ground under oak tree in mixed forest. Tough, leathery volva. Elongated amyloid spores 10×5µ.

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Nice shot of the section of the stipe.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-11 09:49:27 PDT (-0700)

Clearly shows that there is no bulb. The stipe is nestled into a very thick volva.

I think you might consider A. whetstoneae as another identification option because of the height of the volval sac and and the relatively pale staining of the volval remanants and cap…even at what appears to be maturity.

Very best,


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