Observation 171367: Amanita solaniolens H.L. Stewart & Grund
When: 2014-07-27
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: Smallish, dark brown Amanita with a rimmed bulb growing from pine roots.

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I think you’re right
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2014-07-28 20:11:56 EDT (-0400)

that it’s a pretty good match for solaniolens. I couldn’t get a scent of potatoes out of it. The annulus and the volva were both pale yellow/creamy white. Do these always have a dark disk? Makes me wonder if I didn’t jump the gun on 16908.

http://mushroomobserver.org/169048?q=26Jb8

In the genetic studies of species in the prophyria-bulbosa-lavendula group,…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-27 19:23:08 EDT (-0400)

Dr. Hughes produced results showing that solaniolens, “sp-O02”, and a temporarily coded mushroom from Costa Rica were very genetically similar if not genetically identical. This mushroom makes me think of both of the first two named concepts. What would you think of solaniolens as being a possible ID in this case? Is there a smell of potatoes when the stem and bulb are split?

Very best,

Rod

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