Observation 24561: Amanita Pers.
When: 2009-08-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This Was found growing on well decomposed wood At first I thought it to be a Volvariella of some sort because it was growing on wood I found two specimens growing on this well decomposed log i did a spore print and it is white. I had alway read that the spore prints of volvariella are pink. Since this is white it places it into the Amanita genus. hmmm. I have never herd of an Amanita that was growing on wood this was the third encounter of such a thing in this area.

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Recognized by sight: found growing on well decomposed wood under red oak

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I concur with Rod.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-24 13:50:03 CDT (-0400)

We see all sorts of “strictly MR” mushrooms growing on well-rotted wood here in CA. Still, it is surprising when you find one. Darned mushrooms don’t play by our rules!

amanitas growing in very rotten wood…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-24 11:45:12 CDT (-0400)

I’ve seen this a couple of times and for several different species of Amanita. I think that when wood is very rotten, it is essentially very carbon-rich soil. The mycelium of an amanita or a russula, etc. spreads into very rotten wood and primordia form and grow just as in soil with higher mineral content.

Very best,


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