Notes: This collection made from an area of my lawn where many similar collections have been made, and “old species #17” has been considered a likely ID. Decided to take a look at the spores. Broadly ellitpical, which I believe fits old 17.
These two are fairly robust specimens.
Found at least 20 feet from a wood border. It looks to me like Shagbark Hickory is likely the associate (unless there’s something very strange going on with this type). A large hickory is the only hardwood with roots potentially long enought o reach into this part of the lawn. There are also mature White Pines nearby.
Dried material will eventually be submitted.
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Alternative Name: Amanita vaginata group
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This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We have also scheduled it for DNA sequencing.
I hope that we can get to looking at DNA of the ellipsoid-spored Vaginatae in eastern North America. It’s an interesting group…and few, if any, of the taxa have been properly named.
But that’s true of so many species in the region…
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