Observation 147500: Amanita morrisii Peck

A single specimen found by an unknown participant at the NJMA foray. The conditions have been rather dry at BTBSF during the last two weeks, so it’s possible it was found near Pakim Pond in a wet area.

=> The basidiocarp is 8.5 cm tall.
=> The cap is 4.5 cm in diameter, grayish-brown overall, with a darker center and virgate surface near the margin. The margin is non-striate. The volva is present as a two small grayish patches near the cap edge (see photo).
=> The stipe is 7 mm at its narrowest and 15 mm wide at the “bulb”, non-hollow, though the context is severely damaged by larvae, and appears “stuffed”.
=> The annulus is delicate, yet persistent, whitish, but has orange tint in the picture.
=> The symmetrically peeling tissue at the base gave an impression of a shallow saccate volva, but the non-hollow stipe & non-striate cap margin should eliminate section Caesarea.
=> The spore shape is ovoid.

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Hello, Rod
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2013-10-10 18:07:18 -05 (-0500)

Thank you for the ID. Please let me know if you need the specimen.

Hello, Igor.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-10-09 17:46:20 -05 (-0500)

I was sorry to miss the foray…especially since I was supposed to be the leader. :(

Given the place and the time of year and the small size of the orangish partial veil, I think you have every reason to go for A. morrisii as the name.

Very best,


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