Observation 144645: Amanita Pers.
When: 2013-08-06
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In a country yard. oak trees everywhere, very close. This was found next to
http://mushroomobserver.org/142036

Both nearly identical except this one had maggots

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Very interesting.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-09-06 01:18:21 AST (+0300)

The insect larvae were NEVER going to let this guy grow. All of the water storage in bulb and the connections between the hyphae and the developing fruiting body above the bulb got eaten for larval dinners.

The cross section shows that the cap gills and stem (above the bulb) were all developing high in the button of the mushroom. Hence, we can be sure (the warts say this as well) that the mushroom wasn’t in one of the sections with a totally elongating stem. This stem was going to have a bulb, at least for most of the development of the fruiting body…if not in the adult that will never be.

Very best,

Rod

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