Observation 208925: Amanita rhopalopus Bas

When: 2015-07-05

Collection location: Umstead State Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)

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in pine straw.

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You’re welcome, Geoff.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-05 14:41:16 CDT (-0400)


By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-07-05 14:16:53 CDT (-0400)

It had some amazing mass in the clay under the pinestraw. I see now that Roody’s book mentions this species!

Amanita rhopalopus is another option.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-05 13:53:34 CDT (-0400)

Amanita rhopalopus has more irregular warts, tends to have a rusty rather, than orangish-pinkish stain, and has a more deeply radicating bulb on the stem. These characteristics are all present in the image illustrating this observation.

Very best,


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