Collection location: Camp Creek State Forest, Mercer Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]
Initially, I believed this was one of the Amanita vaginatae group, but I’m not confident and would appreciate others opinions.
This appears to be an aging specimen with the cap edges drawing inward. Nevertheless, this was a very attractive mushroom with an interesting textured sheathing that reminded me of birch tree bark.
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Thanks Debbie. I’m grateful to have this site for learning from others with more experience. The design of the group is excellent given the complexities of fungi and in helping folks like me who have just discovered how pleasurable and interesting mycology is. Thanks again, Mark
I went down that same wrong path when I collected this species for the first time. It’s quite distinctive, as well as reminescent of the vaginatae.
The comparison references were very helpful. I like your identification as whetstoneae. Thanks for your help. Mark
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