Observation 218550: Amanita sect. Amidella

When: 2015-10-10

Collection location: Loblolly Woods Nature Park, Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sarah Prentice

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-12 06:54:10 IST (+0530)

The other option is a species of section Amidella that I can’t recognize. The floccose stem is more like an Amidella than one of the Limbatulae. Their stems are often smooth with a distinct, membranous partial veil.

The Florida Limbatulae are not too difficult to separate microscopically. The microscopic characters used by Bas were spore size-shape and presence/absence of clamp connections at the bases of basidia.

Odor can be helpful, but is not always easy to detect.

A. mutabilis (which this is probably NOT) has a raspberry sherbert staining reaction and the odor of anise. You weren’t that lucky this time.

Very best,

Rod

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