Observation 211436: Amanita sect. Phalloideae (Fr.) Singer
When: 2015-07-27
Herbarium specimen reported

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Exciting!
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-08-04 16:51:39 PDT (-0700)

I’m looking forward to your diagnoses!

Naomi and I looked at the spores briefly this afternoon.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-08-04 16:09:54 PDT (-0700)

All the spores we measured were too nearly globose for A. phalloides; so that is probably not what you have here. Also, we failed to find any two-spored basidia. So we can probably exclude A. bisporigera as a possibility.

Very best,

Rod

Thanks Geoff,
By: groundhog
2015-08-04 13:38:15 PDT (-0700)

This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium.
-Naomi

the cap is definitely
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-07-27 11:42:24 PDT (-0700)

Of a graying nature, though not overall gray. though it seems moreso on the far side than the close side of the first photo.

so perhaps it’s not such a mystery? Still I have that (photographed) dry specimen for you! :)

Is the cap color in the second picture an artifact?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-27 11:34:27 PDT (-0700)

The second picture suggests A. phalloides. I wasn’t aware of its having been reported from North Carolina.

Very best,

Rod

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