Observation 170340: Amanita virginiana (Murrill) Murrill
When: 2014-07-13

Notes: Small slender stature suggests one of the tiny caesars. No ring observed.

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Based on microscopic features: Clamps on basidia, typical large spores.

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Difficult to comment on cap color at this point, Rod.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-09-16 12:33:31 EDT (-0400)

My camera sometimes decides that a photo should be redder than in reality. The first photo may over-emphasize red. But I think it’s safe to say that the cap color tended toward some shade of brown… as opposed to gray. So we can probably rule out pachysperma.

Which of the pictures shows the cap color
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-16 10:46:59 EDT (-0400)

that is truest to life?

Clamp connections on basidia
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-16 10:41:41 EDT (-0400)

indicate section Caesareae, large spores are typical of A. virginiana.

Your comment about the small North American species of section Caesareae is
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-15 23:58:55 EDT (-0400)

on the money. That has to be considered. The spores seem too round in the photo that features them; however, it would be worth checking. A very interesting puzzle.


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