Observation 191695: Amanita brunnescens G.F. Atk.
When: 2014-11-25
Who: brico2223
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Location: Huntsville, Texas
Habitat: Huntsville State Park
Habit: wooded area, surrounded by dead leaves and twigs
Pileus Size: averaging 4.8 cm
Pileus Color: pearl white and gray
Pileus Surface: dry and shiny
Stipe Surface: fibrillose
Pileal Surface: smooth
Pileus Margin: slightly uplifted
Pileal Shape: shallowly depressed
Gill Attachment: free
Gill Margin: even and concolorous
Gills/Lamellae: regular and >1 mm apart at margin and ½ way to margin
Odor/Taste: not distinctive
Latex: N/A
Gill Color: white
Gill Length: 0.3 mm
Location of Stipe: central
Annulus: double edged
Stipe Shape: equal
Stipe Content: solid
Stipe Color: white
Stipe Length: 12.4 cm
Stipe Width: 0.7 cm
Stipe Base: inserted
Volva Type: napiform

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The cap has a yellow tint and the partial veil is similarly yellow.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-12-04 20:23:11 CST (-0600)

The bulb lacks multiple vertical splitting. For these reasons I think that this is not brunnescens. I would suggest that this collection is probably one of the taxa in the lavendula group.

Material of this group is known from eastern Texas.

Check the following:


The above pages contain what is known about the three species.

They all will turn lavender if the weather gets down within a degree of freezing.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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