Observation 171395: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2014-07-28
(43.9919° 10.9121° 527m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Herbarium Specimen to be collected soon from this patch, previously specimen wasn’t dried correctly and had to be dumped so I deleted the Herbarium entry for now.
Vaginatae species with white floccose warts on the stipe and pileus always going from convex, to flat then depressed.
As also said in observation 171619, there is possibly a different species growing just 3 meters below, with smooth white stipe and pileus always growing from ovate to campanulate then umbonate with maturity.
Specimens like 171619 are bigger than this observation.

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Hello, Luca.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-28 06:00:37 PDT (-0700)

That’s a very interesting report on a small area with interesting variety in the Vaginatae. Have you posted images of the other taxa you mentioned on mushroomobserver? I would be very interested in seeing your images.

Very best,

Rod

hello, yes
By: Luca Pasquali (luca)
2014-07-27 20:51:38 PDT (-0700)

it is an alteration due to the flash I guess, pigments on the cap of this mushroom are mostly grey with a tiny bit of brown, I’m uploading a better photo. Such species grows in my own garden at given location, under Prunus cerasus, but it is more probably associated with a near Quercus ilex of some hundred years.
20 meters above this spot there is a plenty of A. subnudipes in a spot between the said two, there usually grow some other (or maybe not other) thin white Amanita sect. Vaginatae, I never put any of them under a scope, but there could be something like 3-4 species growing in 90 square meters of the same Amanita section.

Luca

Is the lavender color on the cap a photographic artifact?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-27 20:09:15 PDT (-0700)

Rod

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