Collection location: Big Thicket, Polk Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]
Growing in mixed woods in the Big Sandy Creek Unit.
Caps up to 5.0 cm across and stipe up to 13.0 cm long.(unable to extract base of one specimen)
Thin, delicate ring on one, remnants on the other.
Striations on cap up to 4mm.
Spores ~ 8.2-10.1(11.0) X 4.9-6.2(6.4) microns, oblong and smooth.
Q(ave) = 1.75. Q(range) = 1.61-1.92.
Outside of being in subgenus Lepidella, I’m not quite sure where this fits…sect. Phalloideae?
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Thank you, Ron.
This one is a puzzle.
And it says exactly what it is—-a herbarium dominated by amanitas in the town of Roosevelt. It’s dehumidified and airconditioned on a system separate from the rest of the house; and so it works better than a lot of herbaria where curator’s are paid.
I wouldn’t want anybody to think that it was a palacial, civic structure housing a grand museum.
If anybody thought that, they were mistaken.
I’ll send it off to the Curator of the Herbarium Rooseveltensis Amanitarum and let him determine the proper home for this collection.
If I am right about that, then it could belong to sect. Amidella or sect. Lepidella, in the latter case in subsection Limbatulae. The presence of a persistent partial veil strongly suggests the latter; however, the proportionately very small bulb would be unusual as would the marginal striations of the cap.
I’d go through the key to North American Phalloideae in case I am wrong about about placement in that section.
Do the basidia have clamps?
I’d be very happy to look at the material.
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