Observation 218427: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2015-10-10
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Notes: DESCRIPTION IS IN PROGRESS

See images: transparent scale is inches with 1/4 inch divisions. Other scale is inches and cm.

Habitat: in grasses under Crepes Myrtle and Oaks. Area is under sprinklers. Only one found.

Smell: none
Taste: did not

Chemical Tests:
KOH: no reaction on top of cap, slight yellowing in stem context.
Ammonia: no reaction
Iron Salts: no reaction on top of cap or on stem but gills did turn gray.

Spore Print: white

Spore Images: TBD
Spore Measurements: TBD

Cap: 5 cm across. Margin is lined for 0.8 cm. Center top, umbro, brown, almost tacky feel but not quite.

Gills: ivory color. Free from stem, see photos. Max breadth – 0.5 cm to cap surface – pileus context at location is very thin, ~0.1mm.

Stem: ivory with tan scaled coating. hollow. See photos for length. Rooted at base. Width: 0.6cm top, 0.5cm min, 0.9cm bottom. Length: 7.5 cm total, 5 cm to top of sack, 6.5 cm to volva. I saw no evidence of an annulus but I did see evidence of material on the stem near the base where the volva pulled away from the stipe.

Volva: sac-like, light tan, 1.5 cm long – 1.1cm wide.

Staining: None observed on tearing or cutting.

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Comments

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Hello, Linda.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-11 13:22:27 CDT (-0400)

I received your email directing me to this observation. Yes, I would like to have the material.

I’m also grateful to hear of the other material you are sending to me.

Very best,

Rod

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