Observation 141840: Amanita sect. Amanita

When: 2013-08-05

Collection location: Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dianna Smith

No specimen available

These were growing in a dark mixed forest with mostly hemlock and some pine. The cap center is yellow, but it fades to white toward the lined edge. The gills are free and fairly crowded. The ring is very fragile and soon disappears. The cup-like base is distinctive in often showing a cog-wheel pattern of tissue at the top of the base, which is reminescent of Stropharia rugosoannulata ring. There was no staining or bruising.
This is not a great photo, but if interested, I can go back to the site and re-shoot. I will also collect specimens, Rod, if needed.

Proposed Names

26% (1)
Used references: Rod Tullus’ Amanita web site
54% (1)
Recognized by sight: This could be either A. praecox or A. sp-S01.

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Hello, Dianna.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-08-05 10:18:30 EDT (-0400)

Having some material of either species from williamsburg, Massachusetts, would be of interest. If you get a chance to collect, that would be fine; however, please don’t make an extended trip for my sake.

Very best,


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