Observation 198234: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

When: 2014-10-15

Collection location: Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas, USA [Click for map]

Who: weed lady (Sylvia )

No specimen available

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You’re welcome.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-02-09 07:06:52 MST (-0700)

I’m off to look at your other observation.


ret Thanks
By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2015-02-09 05:50:38 MST (-0700)

for your comment. Would you please take a look at my recent observation #198149?
Any thoughts? I am sure it is an old specimen, but thought the “blocky” looking base of the stalk was interesting. This was found at Hawn State Park – a place that Patrick Harvey visits frequently. Thanks very much.

The lumpiness is an artifact.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-02-08 15:22:26 MST (-0700)

Maybe it is caused by the collapse of tissue areas in which fly larvae are eating the tissue.

There is actually a species named for having a cap like this (sometimes): Amanita malleata, a European species of section Vaginatae.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

RJK and Pulk
By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2015-02-08 06:20:37 MST (-0700)

Thanks for suggesting Amanita as the species. I thought so. Unfortunately when I removed this from the soil the base of the stalk broke into pieces, so I am out of luck to ID this. Have not seen any photos of an Amanita with a lumpy cap. Interesting.

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