Observation 208572: Amanita sect. Validae (Fr.) Singer

When: 2015-07-02

Collection location: Franklin Parker Preserve, Chatsworth, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

39.8137° -74.5503°

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

Specimen available

> This single sporocarp in poor shape was found growing on the slope of a small hill, just a few yards from obs 208568.
> The cap cuticle had a distinct color I usually associate with the wine cap mushroom, S. rugosoannulata.
> The cap was 5.5 cm in diameter at the time of collection.
> The annulate stipe was disproportionately long (14.5 cm) in relation to the cap and was 60% buried in the sandy soil.
> The lower half of the stipe was club-shaped, and had no well-defined bulb; some UV fragments were clinging to the surface.
> Minty odor at collection time.
> The spores are ellipsoid when viewed at x400 with no mounting agent.

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Thanks Igor,
By: groundhog
2015-08-04 16:39:58 CDT (-0400)

This material has arrived and has been accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We have scheduled it for DNA sequencing.

This is a strange one. The cap’s skin is peeling back from the cap’s edge.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-04 00:12:18 CDT (-0400)

I cannot recall seeing this happening spontaneously in Amanita.

Very best,


By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-07-03 23:43:37 CDT (-0400)

Forgot to mention that the gills had a minty odor to them (like a toothpaste).

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