Observation 29715: Amanita smithiana Bas
When: 2009-12-03
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: this is the first smithiana that I have ever collected in Alameda CO. Anybody else seen this one so far south? In mixed conifers, Monterey pine and fir, along major thoroughfare, in residential area.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:03 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Skyline Blvd., Oakland, Ca, Alameda CO’ to ‘Skyline Blvd., Oakland, California, USA

Images

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note appendiculate margin, apical partial veil.
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note appendiculate margin, apical partial veil.
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universal veil (and warts) peels cleanly, leaving a glabrous cap.
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large, amyloid, ellipsoid spores.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: large lepidella with a rooting stipe, warts(part of universal veil, not growing from pilipelius) easily removed, leaving a shiny glabrous cap; spicy odor, friable, abbreviated partial veil.
Based on microscopic features: large, amyloid, ellipsoid spores, 11-12 × 8-9 microns. from spore drop.

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I halved it to dry it…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-09 10:11:08 CST (-0500)

and was surprised to see that the rooting base was entire…usually it goes on for days, and is seldom collected of a piece.

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