Observation 53907: Agaricus L.

When: 2010-09-27

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

45.802134° -77.135246°

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Found in Zone 46: low, damp Balsam fir woods (Abies balsamea) with mature trees.

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51% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Gills seem pinkish; skirt-like ring; other parts white.
-39% (4)
Recognized by sight: Skirt-like annulus and white gills, even without volval patches, more likely to be Amanita, I think. I don’t see much of a volva, but it could be sheath-like.

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Clues against Amanita
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-09-28 15:09:42 PDT (-0700)

- innately fibrillose pileus, uplifted fiber-scales near cap margin
- DISTINCTLY free gills… Amanita on the west coast often have adnexed or only obscurely free gills

Also, as Twizzler mentioned, the pinkish cast is a good mark.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-09-28 14:30:18 PDT (-0700)

binding duff and no trace of UV remnants anywhere. Gills look pinkish. If they’re still there I could swing by for another look tomorrow and see if another specimen exists and has matured further, and what its gill color is.

Created: 2010-09-27 21:05:23 PDT (-0700)
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