Observation 146454: Amanita smithiana Bas
When: 2013-09-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Why it is important to be extra careful picking matsutakes! This can have warts…or not. You may pick the volva … or not. May have an annulus … or not.

Images

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In situ.
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In situ.
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Instead of the noramal white warts, this one has blackish warts.
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The volva … or not.
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Gills.
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This one had an annulua, but some do not.
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Another A. smithiana in situ. Rather close to the first: about 5 feet distant.
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Collar-like volva.
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Gills almost pinkish on this specimen.
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Same gills, same specimen.
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Why some specimens don’t show cap warts.
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Another specimen.
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Another specimen.
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Another specimen.

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You’re welcome, Daniel.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-09-26 14:36:41 CDT (-0400)

R

Thanks, RET.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-26 13:07:53 CDT (-0400)

I’ll try to get the photos separated soon.

All were found in close proximity to each other, off a parking area. I think there was 30 feet between specimens.

Nice series of photos, Daniel.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-09-25 20:32:53 CDT (-0400)

With the short, pointed bulb on the stem base, I think that this is more likely to be A. silvicola than A. smithiana. The base of the latter is long and rooting.

Very best,

Rod

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