Notes: > A solitary specimen (just like the name suggests) growing in grass and pine needle duff in pine-oak woods on the edge of a dirt road.
> Despite being reported as common in the coastal planes, this is the first time I’ve seen this species
> Macroscopic features, such as the shape and texture of the bulb (smooth and carrot-like), the texture of the universal veil on the cap, a couple of forking gills (see pic), pink discoloration of a gill blade (see pic), and brown staining of the stipe on handling (see pic), all suggest A. subsolitaria even before spore measurements were taken.
> The odor initially appeared to be pleasant to my nose affected by seasonal allergies
> The bulb was wrapped in a wet paper towel, and the cap was allowed to expand overnight to drop spores.
> Final size measurements (8/29/14): cap diameter = 10.7 cm; stipe length (apex to tip of the bulb) = 13 cm; overall height = 14.5 cm.
> Unfortunately, the basidiome was taken over by a white fluffy mold, so only two large fragments of the cap could be salvaged for the herbarium.
Amyloid in Melzer’s;
[20/1/1]: L x W = (10.5-) 10.7-13.5 (-14.2) x 4.7-5.6 μm;
L’ x W’ = 12.2 × 5.0 μm;
Q = (2.14-) 2.25-2.64 (-2.9); Q’ = 2.45; all cylindric.
These measurements are in good agreement with the data posted on www.amanitaceae.org/?Amanita%20subsolitaria
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