Observation 171136: Amanita submaculata Peck
When: 2014-07-24

Notes: It looks like Amanita brunnescens but lacks the cleft bulb. These were growing cespitose and all attached to an underground mass of mushroom tissue. Hardpacked ground. Under pine.

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We received an nrITS sequence for this material.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-01 16:16:05 CST (-0500)

It was not a really, really clean sequence; however, it matches convincingly with the sequences that I previously posted in GenBank.

Very best,


Thanks Herbert,
By: groundhog
2014-09-16 17:28:05 CDT (-0400)

We have received this material and accessioned it to Rod’s herbarium.

Thank you, Herbert.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-26 23:44:27 CDT (-0400)


membranous or friable volva?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-07-25 12:50:48 CDT (-0400)

amyloid or inamyloid spores?

are they reddening, too?

I thought that NEMF was all about the science, NOT edibles. That was its big draw, for me. Edibles are into the pan and gone; a good specimen mushroom, well documented, is forever! :)

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-07-25 12:44:54 CDT (-0400)

After being out of the bag they actually have lost the unpleasent smell and smell pleasent now. I’ll send them out to you with the other collections. Thank you.

Somehow a large number of closely spaced primordia got triggered simultaneously.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-24 23:15:39 CDT (-0400)

I’ve seen this a very small number of times…maybe two. In one instance, I found a mature specimen and a small button attached to large amorphous lump of tissue about 3/4 the size of a standard brick. That was in dryish and very, very hot weather in the Pine Barrens during the 1984 NEMF foray in Glassboro, NJ. That was the only NEMF at which Dr. Bas was present as a guest. For me, quite an event. Practically zero edibles…but a spectacular run of not necessarily edible mycorrhizal fungi of all sorts.

As to the odor you described, that’s not one that I run into commonly.

Very best,


By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-07-24 23:06:06 CDT (-0400)

I would describe the smell as slightly unpleasant, chemical. I was surprised to find them all attached.

How about a distinctive odor in this case?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-24 22:17:15 CDT (-0400)

The stipe bases sure look like they were hyper-crowded if there is such a word.


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