Observation 172698: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2014-08-06
(43.9919° 10.9121° 527m)

Notes: I think this collection is interesting because I gathered 3 sporocarps of the same Vaginatae species growing in a usual circle which are very different in sizes. It is also to be noted that these specimen are not growing in plain but that part of the garden is inclined and because of this the soil where bigger specimens grow it is more moist.
3 specimens of different sizes were collected and put to be dried.
Here it is the information collected doing some measurements (specimens are called A,B,C from bigger to smaller):

Specimen A.

Pileus: Umbonate, 8 cm width, striations at the margin were 1 mm circa, color graysh-white getting brownish-gray in the umbo, lamellae free from stem
Stipe : 17 cm long, smooth, fraying because dehydration.
Volva : 4 cm length on the stipe, adherent at the base then free from the second half, with a few rusty brown spots on the outside.

Specimen B.

Pileus: Umbonate, 6,5 cm, striations at the margin were 0,4 mm circa, color graysh-white getting brownish-gray in the umbo, lamellae free from stem
Stipe : 10,6 cm long, smooth, fraying because dehydration.
Volva : 4 cm length on the stipe, adherent at the base then free from the second half, with a few rusty brown spots on the outside.

Specimen C.
Pileus: Campanulate with marked umbo 2,1 cm, striations at the margin were unable to determine with my own tools at the moment, color pale gray with the exception of a much pale but darker in the umbo, lamellae free from stem
Stipe: 6,5 cm long, smooth, not fraying because occurring deeper, being younger and hydrated.
Volva : 2,3 cm length on the stipe, adherent at the base then free from the second half, with a few rusty brown spots on the outside.

Notes : Usually if I pick one specimen without caring of the volva basement and such things remains in the ground it will stay fresh and healthy and look as I just picked something from there for days (5 working days were the observing timeframe).

Species Lists

Images

443703
20140807_153633.jpg
I tried to build up a reflector made with tin foil wrapped onto cardboard as suggested by ret.
This seems to have worked nicer than my previous attempts to depict oroginal mushrooms colors in my observations, even I didn’t use a tripod: the setup was a mobile phone (as you can find in extinfo...
441746
20140806_112409.jpg
441747
20140806_112242.jpg
441748
20140806_112103.jpg
441749
20140806_111459.jpg
441750
20140806_111554.jpg
441751
20140806_111440.jpg
441752
20140806_111418.jpg
441753
20140806_111411.jpg

Proposed Names

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

Add Comment
Thanks Luca,
By: groundhog
2014-11-25 14:36:37 CST (-0600)

This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We have also scheduled it for DNA sequencing.
Thanks,
Naomi

I suggest photographing fungi
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-08-06 20:43:23 CDT (-0500)

In shade with open sky above, in order to avoid the glare. To distribute lite evenly in the shaded are you can make reflectors by wrapping pieces of cardboard with aluminum foil. It helps if the aluminum foil is wrinkled and not smooth and shiny. I should post a picture of these reflectors on MO.

Rod

Created: 2014-08-06 15:13:32 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2014-08-13 02:17:27 CDT (-0500)
Viewed: 69 times, last viewed: 2016-10-23 22:02:08 CDT (-0500)
Show Log