Observation 180898: Amanita verna (Bull. : Fr.) Lam.
When: 2014-09-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This observation grew beneath and along side long needle pine trees,in lush grassy and weedy vegetation. Spore print white. Cap is slimy to touch when washed for photo prep and exhibits heavy mush-roomy smell. Not unpleasant. Firm yet delicate to touch.Please view attached photos for further analysis. Also compare with previous observation #180779

Comments and constructive criticism are always welcome. Beginner in this field of study and are awaiting field ready lens, measuring and chemical identification tools.


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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-10-02 07:36:29 CDT (-0400)

You could take a look here:


Notice the color reaction to solution of potassium hydroxide (KOH) in water…a strong yellow-orange.

Notice the bulbous stem base is enclosed in a bag-like membranous structure (the universal veil or volva).

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

The absence of a roughly globose bulb at the base of the stem…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-30 13:22:15 CDT (-0400)

enclosed in a persistent white membrane (volva) indicates that this material does not belong to Amanita verna; nor is it in Amanita section Phalloideae.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

Created: 2014-09-30 05:35:24 CDT (-0400)
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