Taste & odor indistict.
Found in a ~3" thick pile of mulch, but judging from its look, this is a mycorrhizal fungus w/the small oak tree it was about a foot from. Unfortunately, in digging w/my hand, I didn’t get the base of the stipe.
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A situation required me to grab & go. I wish I had the bulb, but at least here w/o any plans to consider eating it, I’m enjoying my 1st Amanita find of the year. I’m curious, if I may ask, did you read my description section where I said? “Unfortunately, in digging w/my hand, I didn’t get the base of the stipe.”
(I’m wondering how often people read those descriptions. I get the feeling comments are read a lot, but I"m not as sure abt the description section).
Hemlock? No, it was on a roadside in a neighborhood w/a small oak tree. Now, perhaps 5+ years ago there were more trees in this area. It is a new development…. But, I hadn’t noticed hemlock before the place was colonized by fellow humans.
http://www.amanitaceae.org/?Amanita+sp-S01 is interesting.
Its initials are “bulb.”
I think the mushroom is incompletely expanded; so it’s difficult to tell if the gills will be free. Because of the time of year, I think this is probably in sect. Amanita. Were there hemlock trees near to the oak?
If hemlock was present, then due to time of year and the NE US locality, I would suggest A. praecox Y. Lamoureux nom. prov.
You could also check Amanita sp-S01 whether or not hemlock is present.
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