Observation 217168: Amanita ravenelii (Berk. & M.A. Curt.) Sacc.

When: 2015-09-28

Collection location: Kensington, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ben (Prickril)

No specimen available

Found in wooded area.

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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-10-07 12:09:39 JST (+0900)

A. daucipes features a rooting bulb, as the name suggests. The specimen in this observation clearly doesn’t possess this morphological character.

In the upper right of the cap part of the picture…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-07 11:30:58 JST (+0900)

of the uncut specimen, you can see white fibrils on the what appears to be the cap surface between warts. That is actually the base layer of a complex volva. The only eastern North American lepidella with this type of volva is Amanita ravenelii.


The volva of A. daucipes is entirely made up of elements that are aligned perpendicularly to the cap surface.


Very best,

Rod Tulloss

I think I can clearly see the fibrils of the bottom layer of the volva…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-30 00:38:45 JST (+0900)

on the cap.

Very best,


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