Observation 26824: Amanita polypyramis (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Sacc.
When: 2009-10-18
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

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Magnifier is a little over 3 inches tall.
Small rhizomorphs are visible at the right side of the rounded base of the stipe.

Proposed Names

22% (2)
Recognized by sight: Lepidella — powdery flakes on veil and stalk, has that smell. No big rhizomorph, but small rootlet-like ones at rounded base of stalk. Its base
is now wrapped in damp towels to try to get the cap to expand & get a spore
print. Drying material after that is done. Growing under pines.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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And they wrapped him in swaddling clothes …
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-10-30 13:55:59 CST (-0500)

I did the same thing with the big Lepidella I found earlier to
try to get the cap to expand out. The person I was with when I
found it called it “our baby.” :) Maybe I should put a picture
of it in my wallet!!!

BTW, got no spores finally, but it dried OK.

love the shot of the swaddled amanita. how adorable!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-22 12:59:01 CDT (-0400)
How many days have you been trying this?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-22 11:14:34 CDT (-0400)

The temps must be cool but not cold, the moisture adequate but not overwhelming. It seems as though your mushroom has been definitively IDed already, and polypyramis is fairly common (at least it sure was at NEMF this year!), so why are you so determined to get spores? It doesn’t always work…

I say, good try and on to the next great thing!

Encouraging the cap to open
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-10-22 10:15:17 CDT (-0400)

I’ve had this one in a pan with the base wrapped in a small towel
and kept damp. Is there anything else I can do to induce the cap
to open? Does it need to be covered also (with plastic perhaps)?
How long should I persist? I don’t want it to go bad before I dry
it. It appears to be in good shape still, cap has opened just a
bit more, the veil is still intact.

thank you Walt.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-20 18:57:08 CDT (-0400)

I am always looking for tricks to distinguish between the plentitude of eastern lepidellas.

concentric warts on the lower stipe
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-10-20 18:30:20 CDT (-0400)

Also the bowling pin stipe. It wa s common at NEMF on Cape Cod this weekend…

what distinguishes this lepidella?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-20 10:25:09 CDT (-0400)
A. polypyramis
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-10-20 10:23:45 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for the species proposal, Dr. Tulloss. After I’m done with it,
this button’s for you! :)

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