Observation 31658: Amanita daucipes (Mont.) Lloyd

Jan 8th 2010 Well where I live at the moment resembles the arctic tundra it is -13 Fahrenheit and i have all these unidentified Images to post on MO and Few images that i can I D. I have been maintaining this sight in an order of how found so there is some since of occurrences of various species throughout the the year. but at he moment we are up to are elbows in snow and im unfortunate that i have no plane ticket to California. So i am now forced to go back in to the archives now that i have achieved a bit more knowledge and post some new images.

July 7th 2009. Caps 6 to 4 cm in with with lots of find warts or scales. that easily fall off. Stalk 14 cm scaly, that forms rings all the way to the basal bottom. Base bulbous swollen and scaly. The flesh slightly stains pink where injured. Gills free ,moderately broad, crowded. cream white with a pinkish tinge. taste no taste smell slight chlorine like, Growing in a pair in mixed woods of Hemlock, pine. Oak. Hickory. and Laural all within 100 feet.

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-23% (4)
Recognized by sight: found mixed woods
Used references: R. Tullose List of Amanitaceae in the Great Smokey Mountains #52
Bessette Mushrooms of the southeastern United States page 104 to 105
Based on microscopic features: spore print white spores 9 × 6 elliptical smooth amyloid.
91% (2)
Recognized by sight: Notice the red-staining in the damaged flesh of the bulb of the smaller fruiting body. Also, notice the felt-like pactches on the top of this same bulb. Both of these characters are characters of A. daucipes; and neither is a character of A. atkinsoniana. The warts on the bulb of A. atkinsoniana are very dense in many rows encircling the bulb, and these rows may continue all the way to the bottom of the bulb. The bulbs in these pictures (particularly the bulb of the button, because this bulb is more exposed than the other) seem to be descending into the ground without narrowing very much. The bulb of A. atkinsonians is more rounded below, while the bulb of A. daucipes is carrot-chaped (like the name says in Latin). Finally, the warts on _A. daucipes are white at first (turning pinkish) while the warts of _A. atkinsoniana are gray at first (turning brown). Given the above, I vote for A. daucipes. R.

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