Observation 157221: Amanita sect. Amidella
When: 2013-12-30

Notes: Hemispherical cap 2-1/2″ × 2″ white with appressed hirsuit brown patches, nearly solid brown in center of cap becoming less dense, margin white. Gills white, not attached, medium to close together, turning brown upon drying. Not evidence of ring or annulus on stipe – about 3" high when fresh, pale brown, saccate white volova just below surface of sand, slightly visible at surface of sand. In grassy, wet area with palm, palmetto, and some deciduous trees overhead.

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Recognized by sight: Striate margin exists in sect. Amidella, especially in smaller fruiting bodies. Inner surface layer of universal veil remains on cab and turn red-brown or brick-colored in many species. The large globose volva sometimes makes people think there is a true bulb at the stipe base. Glad to see you weren’t fooled. :)

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Thank you ret
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-01-05 14:16:45 PST (-0800)

It never occurred to me that it was sect. vaginata in the field. The margin was not striate to my eyes in that way. I did find an all white in sect. vaginata later the same day, but did not collect it. The thing that shook me about this one was the brick colored markings on the cap. They looked ‘lepiotoid’. I was happy to be able to dismiss that idea when I saw the volva.

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