Collection location: Franklin Parker Preserve, Chatsworth, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]
> A single immature specimen found growing in blueberry bushes surrounded by pitch pines.
> Lack of pink powder on stipe seems to eliminate A. volvata.
> The specimen was brought home and wrapped in a wet paper towel. The cap expanded overnight and produced a copious spore print.
> Final measurements before drying: cap = 7 cm wide; stipe = 14.5 cm long; volval sack = 4 cm deep (measured from the bottom to the tip of a limb). This mushroom could be too big for A. pseudovolvata.
> Rusty orange stains visible on the expanded cap developed on their own 24 hrs post collection.
> The lined cap margin became visible only at maturity.
> When cut in half for drying, the context at the juncture of stipe/cap stained faint pink; the same patchy staining was observed on the exposed stipe context.
Amyloid spores in Melzer’s;
[20/1/1] L x W = 8.8-10.7 (-11.2) x 5.6-6.3 (-6.5) μm;
L’ x W’ = 9.9 × 5.9 μm;
Q = 1.58-1.75 (-1.83); Q’ = 1.68; spore shape = predominantly elongate (18/20)
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