Observation 220345: Amanita persicina (Dav. T. Jenkins) Tulloss & Geml
When: 2015-10-23
(39.8497° -74.5103° )

Notes: > A scattered group of six fruiting bodies growing on the north side of Gates Road (this small section of BBSF is detached from the rest of the 35+K acre state forest)
> Habitat: observed pitch pine, Atlantic white cedar, maples, sassafras, and another deciduous tree (working on its identity) in the immediate vicinity
> None of the basidiomes, even the youngest ones, had even a trace of partial veil on them or on the ground
> Odor of old potatoes in older specimens (decomposition?)
> According to http://www.amanitaceae.org/?Amanita%20persicina, the range of this species extends as far as NW New Jersey. To my knowledge this is the northernmost collection on MO; the first collection of A. persicina I made in the NJ Pine Barrens a few years back was near Atsion Lake in Wharton State Forest, which is to the south of the location in this obs
> The fbs dropped spores

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I see fluff on the gill edges, but where is the ring?!
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The UV warts are darker than reported in www. amanitaceae.org

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Recognized by sight: sterile margin with a tomentum, volval remnants cadmium yellow
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Debbie,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-02-08 17:04:54 CST (-0500)

Unfortunately, I didn’t do anything with it apart from preserving it for Rod. It’s in his hands now…
I recall being surprised at the absence of an annulus in all fruiting bodies and the dark yellow UV remnants on the cap of the youngest one. The older mushrooms are most likely persicina due their strongly “muscaroid” appearance. The young fb could be something else (especially if it was collected away from the others), though the shape of the bulb and the floccose material sitting atop of it looks the same as in the mature fbs. I believe the particulars of the wellsii bulb are different. Is wellsii known to grown in the “leaky” ecosystem of the Pine Barrens? Perhaps Rod can weigh in…

was this confirmed
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-08 14:05:19 CST (-0500)

to be persicina?

Tree name
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-01-24 14:53:07 CST (-0500)

I think it’s black gum, aka tupelo.

Tree name? Herbarium Rooseveltensis Amanitarum (R. E. Tulloss) has received specimen.
By: mcmacher
2017-01-24 13:42:13 CST (-0500)

Have you figured out what the unidentified tree is? We have received the dried specimen and it is being accessioned into Rod’s herbarium. Thank you very much.

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