Observation 191953: Amanita calyptroderma G.F. Atk. & V.G. Ballen
When: 2014-12-05
No herbarium specimen

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Thanks Daniel, it’s definitely calyptroderma
By: Joe Soeller (slephy)
2014-12-11 00:33:00 CST (-0500)

Thanks for the comment Daniel, it’s certainly our favorite edible Amanita. I, however, wanted to include it as an observation because it was 1) seriously massive in size and 2) buried and in its discovered condition. I made no attempt to extract it and wanted to show it as is. We found some other positive identifications in proximity :)

Focus is off for identification, Joe.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-12-07 13:41:02 CST (-0500)

The obs. in question is out of focus. It does not appear to have gills. But interior structures are obscurred. As a result, identification of the fungus not possible.

Try focusing just on the fungus next time. You’ve already shown the knife, which gives a nice reference for size. No gills or pores suggests it is not Agaricales.

Additional information might help. Was this found epigeous (above-ground) or hypogeous (below-ground)? Was there any latex present? Did it stain a different color after 5 minutes? Another close-up photograph of the fungus cut through the base would be very helpful.

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