Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang on MyCoPortal
Amanita sect. Vaginatae on MycoBank
Alternative Name: Amanita vaginata group
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We have recieved this material and it has been accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We are scheduling it for DNA sequencing.
This mushroom has only been found a few times; however, it has always been found with with volval sac deep in wet soil and in a state of slimy decay.
I am not saying that “sp-Litten_L-714” is what you have. I don’t think that at all. This is just my example of a relatively deeply inserted species that “sacrifices its stipe base.”
I have seen several species in section Vaginatae that, once the cap is above ground, are willing to “discard” the stem base. They simply let it decay…possibly this is because they restrict antibiotic compounds to the upper stem and cap in such a way that the cap can be kept properly oriented while any “excess” stem is simply sacrificed. Excuse me for the anthropomorphic metaphors. I know that mushroom doesn’t make decisions. I’m tryint to describe a possible evolutionary outcome that reduces expenditure of energy on maintaining an entire mushroom once spore liberation is underway with the gills at the “right” angle.
I have a particular amanita in mind…I’ll post it when I remember its name.
You may need an extraction tool that can reach a greater depth…perhaps a significantly deeper depth.
Created: 2014-06-30 16:20:28 CEST (+0200)
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