Observation 175929: Amanita sect. Amidella

When: 2014-09-01

Collection location: Walsingham, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Appears to lack partial veil.
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Recognized by sight: White patch on upper stipe possibly a remnant of the volva that dislodged as the mushroom expanded.

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That material near the stipe apex…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-09-01 20:03:19 MST (-0700)

seen in the first photo did have me scratching my head. Because this otherwise looks like an Amidella. I figured the material may be the result of what is explained in the description of pseudovolvata on the Amanita website as follows, "Occasionally a segment of the complete volva may remain on the cap as well as the parts of the innermost volval layer; when this happens, the collector will find this “all layer” fragment in the form of a whitish, leathery, membranous patch."

I figured the “membraneous patch” may have dislodged at just the right time so that it got deposited on the stipe. But this sounds a bit far-fetched.

Amidella species with a partial veil… always something new to learn, it seems.

David, do you think there could be remnants of a partial veil in the first image?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-01 16:22:46 MST (-0700)

A rapidly disappearing partial veil is known on from peckiana and candensis (if the two are distinct).

Do you think you might be able to find this again, Eva? By “this,” I mean a species of sect. Amidella with a partial veil (at least in the early stage of the cap’s opening).

Very best,


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