Observation 220337: Amanita smithiana Bas

When: 2015-10-23

Collection location: Olympic National Forest, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Herrera (The Mushroom Whisperer)

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Thanks, Chris.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-23 21:01:55 PDT (-0700)

Amanita smithiana has two eastern “sisters” that also have deep rooting bulbs: A. rhopalopus and A. magniradix. The latter is now the one that has still not had a bottom found.


I think I did get it all
By: Chris Herrera (The Mushroom Whisperer)
2015-10-23 19:32:00 PDT (-0700)

I looked at the bottom when I got it out, and did not notice that it had broken. It actually came out of the ground fairly easy, once I did a little clearing.


I actually was serious.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-23 19:29:33 PDT (-0700)

I’ve been told that the species is very hard to collect in its entirety.


By: Chris Herrera (The Mushroom Whisperer)
2015-10-23 18:44:32 PDT (-0700)

Fortunately, the ground was soft.

Thanks for your comment,


Very nice image of the stipe’s elongated bulb…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-23 18:37:46 PDT (-0700)

Do you think that you got to the bottom of it?

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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