Observation 147026: Amanita Pers.
When: 2013-10-01
(45.8087° -77.14° 200m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This Amanita was some ways off to one side of the trail in Zone 24 (chiefly Pinus resinosa and P. strobus with few other woody plants). The cap coloring is unusual. The younger specimen had a membranous partial veil apparently still attached but close to rupture. Both had stipes that continued deeply down into the duff/soil, with an apparent volva at the bottom (the upper edge is visible in the fourth photo).

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First photo appears to show cap…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-10-03 07:58:18 CDT (-0400)

with innate streaks rather than striations. But young unexpanded specimens can be tricky, as really tight striations may be difficult to observe correctly.

Take a look at the first photo
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2013-10-02 18:47:46 CDT (-0400)

and judge for yourself. :)

Seeing the basal structure…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-10-02 09:41:30 CDT (-0400)

would probably help here. Knowing the type of volva helps determine the section of Amanita.

Also, is the cap margin striate? If so, then spreta, which is a Caesar, does sound like a good proposal. If the cap is not striate, then Amanita porphyria, from section Validae, seems like a better possibility.

Created: 2013-10-02 00:46:46 CDT (-0400)
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