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When I typed the search string in the earlier comment, I didn’t realize that MO would interpret html codes. Here’s the search string again:
Thanks for your detailed and thorough reply. I have a lot to learn.
I just don’t have enough information to go on.
There is a ring on the stem. There seems to be a bulbous base. The short gills seem to be squarely cut off. There might be a free limb at the top of the bulb.
That is really not enough information to assign the species to a section with confidence.
You might exclude sections that have a “totally elongating stipe” (lack a true bulb at the stipe base). So it wouldn’t be a surprise if the species were not in section Vaginatae and not in section Caesareae. Still that leaves a lot of possibilities.
There are a very large number of amanitas in Florida (even if we only count the ones that have been described).
A cheap and dirty way of getting a checklist of amanitas recorded for Florida on the Amanitaceae Studies website is to do the following:
From the drop down list of data fields that can be searched, select “Material examined.” This phrase is near the middle of the (rather long) list of data fields.
In the space for entry of a search string, type (without quotation marks) the following:
This will search for “Florida” in large caps. This format of the word is only used to indicate the state of Florida in a list of collections on the technical tab of a taxon page. Searching in the above manner will exclude finding the word “Florida” in the name of a town or some other usage.
Execute the search.
The list you receive from the search process is a rough and ready Amanita species list for Florida, USA.
Short coming: If a species has not been recorded from Florida in its original description and is not reported from Florida by me or by some author cited on the website, then it won’t show up in the list.
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