Observation 172945: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2014-07-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: (As a visitor to Mississippi, I’m unfamiliar with most fungi and trees found here. Fortunately there were signs that labeled most of the trees in the area I was in!)
The fungi above was found around these trees:
Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)
Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa)
Hawthorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum)
American sycamore (Plantanus occidentalis)
Yellow Poplar “Tulip Tree”(Liriodendron tulipifera)
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
White Oak (Quercus alba)

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The gills growing together here and there (or appearing to grow together) is cool.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-08-11 15:01:25 EDT (-0400)

Did this species have a membranous sack at all?

If it lacked a sack and if those black marks on the lower stem are bits of volva, this is something from the rhacopus group. If you can dry something that is like that in Mississippi, I would really like to see it. We have similar material from much of the eastern U.S. and SE Canada…but not, so far as I can remember, from Mississippii…at least one species of the rhacopus group ought to be in MS.

Very best,

Rod

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