Observation 25789: Amanita Pers.

When: 2009-09-25

Collection location: Plum Orchard Lake, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

No specimen available

This doesn’t look like a typical amanita. It base is a ling tapering root unlike most amanita iv seen. It is very scaly. Found growing under Red Oak and Hickory

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:10 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘East Shore Plum Orchard Lake area Fayette Co. West Virgina’ to ‘East Shore Area, Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA

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Recognized by sight: found growing under Oak Hickory

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Tis a pity she’s so young…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-09-26 10:11:34 CDT (-0500)

That about sum’s it up. There a couple of species with long radicating bulbs in sect. Lepidella. I think all are found in broadleafed woods including oak. Since we can’t be sure if the volva would develop a pigment in the present specimen, we’re stuck.


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