Observation 171396: Amanita ravenelii (Berk. & M.A. Curt.) Sacc.

When: 2014-07-27

Collection location: Calvert Co., Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

Mouse ears in sandy soil near coast under Oak, Beech, Mt. Laurel

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the original butthead?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-07-23 20:03:32 CEST (+0200)

those fibrils are very subtle in you photos here, Martin. Without foreknowledge, I doubt that most would pick up on ’em.

Amazing how similar daucipes and ravenelli can be!

Thanks ret and IG
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-07-29 02:10:50 CEST (+0200)
This is a crazy fruiting body.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-28 15:58:48 CEST (+0200)

Two heads are better than one? I’m not sure after seeing this critter.

If you look at the rightmost part of the rightmost cap, the focus on the surface of the cap is best there. It is pretty clear that the surface is covered with a layer of fibrils that comprises the basal layer of the universal veil. This is a distinctive character of A. ravenelii. So I would suggest that the ID for this collection is more likely to be A. ravenelii.

Very best,


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