Observation 207176: Amanita sect. Phalloideae (Fr.) Singer
When: 2015-06-17

Notes: Single fruit-body growing in mixed woods.
Cap 8.0 cm across.
Spore print white and spores amyloid.
Spores ~ 6.9-9.0 X 6.0-9.0 microns, globose to subglobose.
Q(range) = 1.00-1.15
Q(avg) = 1.07 n=15
Did not see an annulus but the fruit-body was fairly old.
Also, it lacked striations on the cap.
Difficult to classify this one(?).

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Thanks, Ron
By: groundhog
2015-07-21 08:31:50 PDT (-0700)

We have received this material and it has be accessioned into Rod’s herbarium.

Thank you, Ron.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-06-21 10:12:01 PDT (-0700)

As always.

Very best,


Rod; no, I just measured the spores
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-06-21 07:16:47 PDT (-0700)

from the spore print.
I’ll add this one to the batch I’ll be sending out Monday.

In measuring the spores, did you notice the number of spores per basidium?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-06-21 05:57:19 PDT (-0700)

I think that the mushroom could be as species of sect. Phalloideae that has lost its partial veil.

So far as we know at present, the only species with two-spored basidia among the eastern North American destroying angels is A. bisporigera.

Very best,


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