Observation 189566: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2014-11-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Not sure, needing identification.

Habitat:
Where does it grow? Pine/Hardwood forest floor.

Gills:
white gills not attached to stem.

Stem:
4" long, 1/2’diameter, white color, smooth texture, hollow,

Cap:
4" Diameter, caramel brown color, smooth with scales texture, conical, bends toward ground (convex/concave?),little ridges toward cap edge.

Spore print color:
n/a

Bruising:
n/a

Other information:
n/a

Proposed Names

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This species is a member of a group that I’m currently studying.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-11-25 23:18:21 CST (-0500)

Among the amanitas from the group that are known to occur in Texas are Amanitasp-T01” and A.rhacopus.”

Partial descriptions of these species can be found on these web pages:

http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita%20rhacopus

http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita%20sp-T01

The species are characterized by having the typical form of a species of Amanita section Vaginatae, but having a volval sac that is very weakly structured and will turn into graying fragments during the expansion of the mushroom fruiting body. The members of the group often leave a dark ring around the lower stipe (a remnant of the part of the volva that was once between the gills an the stem) and/or loose fragments of graying volva on the lower part of the stem. The gills of these species also have a tendency to become grayish with age.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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